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Seby Ntege is a young gifted multi intrumentalist musician dancer from busoga eastern uganda. Born into a music family and having started performing with his family troupe called Nile beat where he picked up on a range of instruments of his tradtion such as the embaire log xylophone, endigindi tube fiddle, enkwanzi anpies, adungu harp, endongo thump piano and Ngoma drums among others. Since moving to the UK, Seby has performed at different festivals including edinburgh mela festival, dum camp, Leamington Peace Festival, Bradford Mela festival among others and has held workshops and performances around the country at different instituions of learning.
He put together a 21 man band, Embaire International, to play a 21 giant key xylophone, performing for the Her Majesty the Queen at Westminster Abbey in March 2007. Seby also took part in 'Motherland', a dance production by Sampad that toured 28 cities around the UK in summer 2007, in commemoration of the 200th aniversary of the abolishment of the slave trade.
Seby is also the director and founder of Drum Arts Ngoma, a London-based African dance troupe working with young people in London. Seby is going to lead a Busoga music workshop based on the Giant 21 key Embaire xylophone based on a five note pentatonic scale and which will have other accompaning intruments such as panpipes, Endigidi and drums. The workshop is suitable for age group 12 and over and people are welcome to bring along any instrument to possibly fuse with this mesmirizing sound of the embaire otherwise Instruments are provided.
(Biography supplied by artist management)
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