Friday, October 2, 2015

Bavubuka Dynasty to Host Brother Baba Buntu this October.

Baba Buntu (Amani Olubanjo Buntu) is a consultant, lecturer, practitioner and writer focusing primarily on education, leadership training, social development and community empowerment. He is Founder and Executive Director of Ebukhosini Solutions, a community-based consultancy company in Johannesburg. He is also a founder of The R.I.S.E. Project (artist development), Afuraka (cultural community development) and SHABAKA – Men of Afrika (men’s programme).
Having background from Anguilla in the Eastern Caribbean, Baba Buntu grew up in Norway, where he after a course in Global Development Studies obtained a B.A. in Social Work and pursued a post-graduate course in Group Methodology. In 2000 Baba Buntu repatriated to South Africa and now lives in Johannesburg. He holds a Master Degree in Philosophy of Education from UNISA (the dissertation received a distinction and a Council Award for highest performing research paper) and is currently a Doctoral Candidate within the same discipline.
Baba Buntu has worked within the youth and community field, with special focus on preventative methods, for the past 25 years. He has inter- and trans-disciplinary experience working with questions related to leadership, organizational development, African history, Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS), philosophy of education, self-development and youth- and community empowerment. He has founded several projects and has been engaged as lecturer, consultant, coordinator, writer and advisor in many forums. He mentors young, emerging leaders and has designed train-the-trainer programs for young entrepreneurs. Baba Buntu also hosts a number of monthly community programs throughout Gauteng province.
Over the years Baba Buntu has had several international working engagements and has traveled extensively in Africa, the Caribbean and Europe. His international engagements have afforded him elaborate experience within the dynamics of international politics and cultural development. Buntu has carried out work on request by United Nations, UNESCO, NEPAD, The South African Department of Education / Department of Arts and Culture, City of Johannesburg, Kara Heritage Institute of Afrikology, Hope Worldwide/Olive Foundation, Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA), FK Norway (Peace Corps) and many more. With firm commitment to youth empowerment he has provided supervision for many community structures, such as Play for Peace, S. T. Leadership Development Initiatives and Siyaphambili Youth Pioneers.
With his involvement in projects focusing on international politics, cultural knowledge, work against xenophobia, prevention of violence, men’s programs and youth development, Baba Buntu has featured in South African media platforms; radio, TV and newspapers. His essays are included in academic journals and anthologies published in South Africa, Namibia, Eritrea, Nigeria and Norway. He has ongoing engagements as a writer, motivational speaker, workshop facilitator, counselor, researcher and music producer in South Africa and internationally.
Baba Buntu also has a keen interest in reading, writing, graphic arts, photography and music. As a song writer and producer he has worked with over 90 young artists. In South Africa he has produced songs and music for the albums “Essence of Joy” by Andile Mseleku (awarded Best Newcomer at the South African Music Awards 2009) and “KenSoul” by Liz Ogumbo (2010).

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Discussing the Future of Hip Hop in Uganda

Tonite Star tv is discussing the future of indigenous Hip Hop in Uganda. On the panel we got Babaluku Uganda & Keko

The Hip Hop network nation must use its networks to provide opportunities for leadership development ~ president BarackObama live on #zivuge Star tv with #Godfrey Newsmaker and #kekotown setting the tone for generational transition to embrace our beautiful Hip Hop Kulture the future is now #Indigenous is us #BackToTheSource #BavubukaDynasty

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


We recognize the need to raise the standards of fashion industry in Uganda and change perspectives of young up and coming fashion designers to feel safe to get involved in the fashion business in Uganda.  This competition / training is designed to train up and coming fashion designers to acquire entrepreneurial skills and fashion experiences to both local and international market place.
Fashion designers are exposed to a vast range of opportunities amongst which they given opportunity to work closest to U.S. Mission Kampala, encouraged to work in teams to execute various tasks and advance their stitching skills mentored by Ras Kasozi.
The Skilled Expressive Entrepreneurial Designers Show is supported by U.S Mission Kampala in partnership with Kas Wear.

We’re looking for a young designers running fashion and designing businesses with designing skills, entrepreneurship, and innovation. And this is a unique part of the award.  You should have the ability to design from initial inspiration, design, garment production right through to the final fashion show and introduction to the marketplace.

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Gratitude to the Judges and the whole Kalamazoo College Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership team for opening up the gates for our truth, commitment, dedication, passion and energy to be acknowledged in such a powerful ways.

As the First ever indigenous Hip Hop grassroots Organization / Movement in Uganda, we celebrate a decade of creating Innovative Unconventional platforms to restore, heal, awaken, Unify, resource and Amplify the youth Voice through our Luga Flow transformative practices of reconnecting our generation to it's authentic truth and expression.
The powerful impact on the Music Industry and on the culture of the arts in Uganda have been forever changed by the ever growing uniques indigenous hip hop expressions breeding a colourful celebrated access to liberating education and community transformation.

 These are the times to rally our youth as Builders of the Land AFRICA IS NOW .
Lets get Back To The Source through the OBUMU spirit always unifying our young warriors souls at the B-Global Indigenous Hip Hop Gathering - we can wait to share and celebrate as 2015 continues to round up with this level of greatness and Experience -

Babaluku Silas "Growing up in Canada and making a commitment to return to my native land wasn't a easy task but i knew earlier on that to each challenge there would be a greater reward. so to all the youth who inspire me and have kept me hopeful to strive and never give up this ones for you - I had just returned from Uganda when my comrade and mentor brother Mazi Mutafa tagged me on a link with many other peers to take action on submitting an application for this prize. During my stay in New York I remember asking my warrior comrade C-a Ok to lock my self in one of the rooms in her space and pulling out my I phone to create this Ten minute Video, which i have continued to watch over and over ever since due to how clear and profound the spirit of what we have been doing and continue to aspire to accomplish came through. I have to say that this lesson of listening and following your inner source of truth regardless how much pain and destruction or are walls crumbling down in front of your face has been one of my most foundational blessings and value of overstanding that when its at its worst it's when you have to actually be more willing to stand attentively and dedicated to walking through the FIRE alone- This year has been very tough for me with many series of events creating set backs but the light hasn't deemed a bit knowing the battle set a head but affirming the principle truth of The WAR we will win - and i say we because though i stride solo in higher place of challenges it has always been the we factor that has grown us this far - so at this moment i will congratulate you all those who have supported me positively and much more those who have challenged me Negatively for i will always maintain that TRUTH that TOGETHER WE RISE - with the OBUMU spirit - so this journey here will be to celebrate the new generation of BUILDERS inspiring me every day to holistically focus on the needs of our next generation and do my best to bridge the gap with those in position to support the visions and creation of sustainable platforms to celebrate, nurture and build our communities."

Monday, June 15, 2015

East Van Summer Jam Celebrates Bavubuka Foundation

The East Van Summer Jam is a main fundraising event organized by non-profit organization, The Music Tree. EVSJ fosters community growth by bringing people together to celebrate East Vancouver arts and culture, while dedicating 100% of profits to sustainability projects and music programs for at-risk youth. By committing 50 % of the proceeds to partner organizations in Kenya and Uganda we strive to foster an international network of community building.

Music all year around Gratitude goes out to brother Aaron Ross and the whole The Boom Booms family for always connecting and spreading love to support and stand in solidarity with the Bavubuka Allstarz Foundation. Over time we have seen the growth of artists investing and putting back in their communities locally and internationally but i can't thank my Vancouver Artists Community enough for their love, support, guidance and encouragement that has sustained our Youth movement Organization for the past 10 years of commitment to seed young creative leaders both in Canada and Uganda. We are very delighted and Glad to be apart of this continued Growth - Click on the link below Get your ticket with love in celebration of UNITY in our Community. OBUMU SPIRIT....

T H E - B E A U TI FU L - P E O P L E - M O V E M E N T - moments captured at the East Van Summer Jam 2014 - see you all at this years celebration East Van Summer Jam 2015 at Strathcona Park - Vancouver, BC - Get you and your family the summer time truth worth energy Tickets to celebrate with the The Boom Booms family - Bavubuka Allstarz Foundation is proud to be apart of this beautiful Vancouver Revolutionary Progressive Artists community -

Monday, June 1, 2015

Babaluku Represent Luga Flow at Madaraka festival 2015

Much love to professor Scott Macklin #OBUMU Spirit comrade for bringing so much love and joy during this beautiful Madaraka Festival - 2015 Day

Representing where you from definitely has a reward when you are genuine in your works many years ago you could have dreamt of such a beautiful tribe growing to support our young generation in the continent. Much love to One Vibe Africa family the whole Back To The Source movement for standing and staying true to your vision United we grow - AFRICA IS NOW

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Babaluku to represent at Madaraka Festival - 2015

Madaraka festival 2015
One Vibe Africa and EMP Museum present the 2nd Annual Madaraka Festival, a night of music and purpose. Madaraka Festival is a creative collaboration among Seattle artists in support of One Vibe Africa’s Music and Art Program, based in Kisumu, Kenya.

Now more than ever, youth in Kenya are in need of the artistic encouragement and experiences offered by One Vibe Africa. Madaraka Festival provides the resources for these vital artistic exchanges. Hundreds of youth are now participating in One Vibe Africa’s programs in Kenya as a direct result of the collaboration between Seattle artists involved in Madaraka Festival.

Performing Artists:

Don’t miss spectacular musical performances by Owuor Arunga (One Vibe's Global Ambassador, Madaraka Festival Musical Director, and trumpeter for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis), Blitz the Ambassador, Sauti Sol,Babaluku, M1 of DeadPrez, among other renown artists from Seattle and Africa. 

Art Show:
Madaraka Festival art show features original work by students and teachers from Kisumu, and select pieces from Pacific Northwest artists. The artwork will be by the entrance to the Sky Church.

The successful 2014 festival initiated international cultural exchange between Kenya, and Seattle while achieving unanticipated benefits, including:

• Inspired creative collaboration between Africans and African-Americans in Seattle.
• Showcased the best African oriented concert dubbed: “ a night to remember” by Northwest Music Scene, “a premier African-influenced festival” by YES Magazine, and “globally oriented event” by Humanosphere.

Madaraka is an all ages event.

For more info:
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