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Interview with James Nsamba
James Nsamba is one of the founders of Ugandart. He also directs activities for children at Namungoona Childrens Art Center in Kampala. The interview was posted on YouTube 3 March 2023.

Today's language lesson: Listen to the pronunciation of Namungoona. The ng in the middle of the word is pronounced as it would be at the end of an English word, which is a bit tricky the first few times, but it gets easier. Listen to the sounds of other languages and adopt correct pronunciation, and magically your native English will also improve. —RC

Yusuf Ssali and Sophia Barker are working on a new bark cloth artwork
The artwork is a commissioned piece which uses bark cloth, seashells, found objects, woven fabrics and acryllic paint to create a deeply textured and dramatic work of art. Barker came to th U.S. for two months specifically to work on the project with Yusuf Ssali. Bark cloth is a traditional Ugandan material which is made from the bark of the Mutuba tree. It has been used for religious ceremonies for over 500 years.
Christian Diego, Student of the Month
CHRISTIAN DIEGO IS STUDENT OF THE MONTH AT NAMUNGOONA CHILDREN'S ART CENTER--- Christian, 13, is a refugee from Democratic Republic of the Congo. He attends Namungoona Orthodox Primary School. He started coming to Children’s Art Center in 2017 and attends nearly every day. He is a talented painter and is now learning to make sculpture using wire armatures and papier mache.

Member Updates

James Nsamba 04-Mar-2023
Rees Clark 26-Oct-2022
Added James Nsamba as associate editor.

Nakiwe Rose 29-Jan-2022
How can I be helped to get a loan
Yusuf Ssali 01-Jun-2017
This is a sample comment on Yusuf's member page. Link goes to an item in his portfolio. By announcing new work and appending the link it all dovetails. Further automation forthcoming.
ALEX KIMERA 20-Oct-2015
I am a young artist who likes to transform lives of others through things i create. Plus am GOD fearing and open to welcome new friends in my life.