2023 Festival Performer

Samuel Nalangira

A native of Uganda, East Africa, Samuel Nalangira (samuelnalangira.com) is a folk/world musician, dancer and choreographer who has been performing since his childhood and teaching since the age of 15. He has toured across Europe, United States, Canada, and Asia, performing and leading workshops in schools, universities, festivals, and community centers.

Samuel is a multi-instrumentalist and a master at many traditional instruments including the Adungu from northern Uganda, Akogo from eastern Uganda, Endingidi, percussion and Ngoni. Other members of the Trio are Carolyn Koebel (drums), Nathan Durham (bass), Josiah DeNooyer (keys), and Joe Chamberlin (guitar).

Samuel Nalangira has developed a unique approach and personal techniques on most of the instruments he plays. In combination with Samuel’s soaring voice, the music of the Samuel Nalangira Trio carries a true identity of the sub-Saharan skies.

SAT - 12:45-1:45 - Rhythm Stage (East African Ugandan Dance workshop)
SAT - 7:40-8:30 - Centennial Stage
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