CTM 2020: Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe

The Ugandan ensemble perform live at Berlin’s CTM Festival.

Uganda’s Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe have been one of Nyege Nyege Festival’s most talked-about acts, using a handmade instrument called an embaire to create hypnotic rhythms and melodies.

At this year’s CTM Festival in Berlin the troupe played the penultimate night of the 10-day event. We were there to capture the show, which took place before Kamaal Williams’ performance at Festsaal Kreuzberg.

FACT will be bringing you live coverage from CTM throughout the festival, which runs from Jan 24 to Feb 3. Keep an eye on our website, YouTubeInstagram and Facebook pages.

Thank you to all at CTM, Festsaal Kreuzberg and the production team who helped make this video possible.

Filmed by Pedro Küster