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Watch DJ Kampire's Guide to Kampala Nightlife

The Ugandan artist tells us about her favorite hangouts including carwash parties and essential late-night food spots.

Uganda's DJ Kampire is one of the artists at the forefront of the booming electronic scene coming out of East Africa.

The Nyege Nyege Tapes affiliate has been electrifying dance floors with her afro-leaning selections of global bass since 2015 and has already garnered fans around the world. She first got her start in the underground party scene in Kampala.

In this video, produced in collaboration with Red Bull Music Academy, she shares her guide to navigating nightlife in the bustling Ugandan capital – from carwash parties to essential late-night grub.

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The 10 Best African Music Festivals

Here are ten of the best music festivals to experience across the African continent, including both established stages and newer productions.

African music, in all its genres and forms, has one of the largest congregations in the world, with millions of people both on the continent and in the diaspora celebrating their love and connection to their culture through sound. Despite the rapid digitization of our music consumption through the internet and streaming services, nothing will ever beat the experience of live music.

Music festivals have become a great inlet into the arts and cultures of the societies that host them, while offering great potential to local economies and countless business opportunities for African artists to grown their brands. Yet this pivotal part of the music experience on the continent is never really prioritized, despite the vast number of festival with diverse genres available all year round, all over Africa.

READ: Stormzy Will Headline South Africa's 'Rocking the Daisies' Festival 2020

Therefore, in no particular order, here are ten African music festivals to bookmark.

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