Eddy Kenzo to Headline 2nd Edition of Wildlife Concert in Kyenjojo District
In a bid to foster conservation efforts, the second edition of the Wildlife Concert is set to take place in Kyenjojo district on the eve of International Wildlife Day, March 2, 2024.
This initiative of Africa Tourism and Environment Initiatives (ATEI) and organized by Brand Ambassadors 256 aims to promote awareness and action towards wildlife preservation and using music as a catalyst.
The inaugraul edition of the wildlife concert happened on the 9th December, 2023 held at National theatre and was headlined by music sensation Naava Grey among other cultural artistes.
The proceeds from this concert were given to Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary, chimpanzees at this island were treated to a wholesome Christmas fete courtesy of the wildlife concert.
Renowned Ugandan musician, Eddy Kenzo, is slated to headline the 2nd edition of wildlife concert, bringing his unique blend of music to the cause of conservation.
The initiative, spearheaded by ATEI under the leadership of Bismac Moses Amumpaire, aims to leverage the power of music to amplify the message of environmental protection.
Bismac notes that, "Music transcends boundaries and connects people on a deep emotional level. By incorporating music into our conservation initiatives, we can reach a wider audience and inspire collective action towards protecting our wildlife."
"The Wildlife Concert will not only entertain attendees but also serve as a platform for educational and empowerment activities. Among the scheduled activities are Green School Visits, aimed at educating students about environmental conservation, and the launch of Pet a Tree & Wildlife Clubs to encourage community involvement in tree planting and wildlife protection." Bismac Amumpaire, team leader of ATEI added.
He adds that the event will feature Community Visits around Conservancies, providing an opportunity for local communities to engage directly with conservation efforts in their areas. Wildlife Community Empowerment programs will also be introduced, empowering communities to take ownership of wildlife conservation initiatives and sustainable development practices.
"Music has long been recognized as a powerful tool for social change, and its role in conservation efforts is no exception. Through the Wildlife Concert and associated activities, we hope to harness the collective power of music and community engagement to safeguard Uganda's rich biodiversity for future generations."