African music has got a strong foundation some times if its not from your mother, you receive it from your grand parents
Bisaso Albert Ssempeke
Albert Bisaso Ssempeke is a theater performing artist, a traditional music, dance and instruments instructor and a researcher guide/. He has taught and still teaches traditional music, dance and instruments in many different schools in Uganda, including students from overseas.
He has worked with many international academicians including Professor, Dr Kubik, Dr Moya Malamusi, Dr August and Dr Rachael Mour and many others on several research topics both Ethnomusicology and anthropology,
as well as working with many music genius internationally including film companies, music achieve organizations such as batebu from Kenya together with singing wells from UK and American international renown Banju player Bela Flake in collaborative Album recording in the year 2005.He also managed to get a collaboration concerts with many international Bands eg, “Dishovida Band” from Austria on a project Uganda and Austria collaboration for 3 years .
2002, Dr. Professor Andrew Tracey the former Director of the international library of Africa Music invited Albert Bisaso Ssempeke and his late father Dr. Ssempeke Albert to present the royal court Music of the Kingdom of Buganda on the 17th symposium on Ethnomusicologist, which took place at ILAM, Rhodes University of South Africa,
He also owns his Music Ensemble which tours and making local music performances in several places around the country.
2004 and 2009 he had different interval conducted lectures on Ugandan traditional music dances and instruments to students who are doing their masters in music at the University of Vienna Austria/concerts.
Also took part in musician in residence program at Aghakan Schools in 2008 and in the year 2010 he was invited to give a presentation on Ugandan music in Chileka Malawi at the center for research.2009, Ssempeke Amadinda Quartet concert tour to several places including Germany, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Austria, and Czech republic.
music festival klangwelten with R.Opperman (Germany)
2014. World Harp Congress in Sydney
2014 tour with klanwelten music festival by R. Opperman, from Germany and on concert I was able to go around 40 different city’s of Germany.http://www.klangwelten.com2015, presentation at symposium at royal opera house Muscat (Oman)
2015, he begun a
music camping program at lutengo which is his home village where different
musicians and scholars come together.
2016 , international tour in the united kingdom with Owiny Sigoma Band from London ,as well as performing at nyege nyege music festival Uganda.
Nominee for preservation and promotion of Uganda's inter gable cultural heritage
2017 album enanga vision with Jesse Hacket,https://ennangavision.bandcamp.com/releases
2017 National medal from the president of the republic of Uganda
2017 teaching at university of Rhodes South Africa for three month period being invited by Dr Lee Watkins, Director, of ILAM.
2017 on 2nd September Ssempeke alongside of his buganda music ensemble performing at nyenyege international music festival,
Bord member of east African record comany uganda