Uganda launches Uganda@50 jubilee song, “Yoga Yoga.”

Posted September 5, 2012 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Inspiration ~ 7,319 views


The Government Wednesday launched an official jubilee song titled “Yoga yoga Uganda” at the Independence monument in Kampala. Uganda’s world music icon, Richard Kaweesa, through his Spirit of Africa group officially launched Uganda @50 jubilee song to commemorate 50 years since Uganda got independence in 1962.

The song, titled “Yoga yoga Uganda”, (sounds of jubilation) has a melodic and melancholic feel; it got the President whistling after presidential advisor, Teclan Kinaalwa, and his organizing committee gave it a seal of approval. The song features artists like Hum Kay, Richard Kaweesa (Richy), Esther Nabaasa, Luyonga and Barbara Kayaga sponsored by the Uganda Media Centre and office of the president.

The occasion was graced by the State Minister for Economic Monitoring in the Office of the President Hon. Henry Banyenzaki who represented Hon. Muruli Mukasa, state minister for presidency. Hon. Banyenzaki commended the artists who composed the song and assured them of continuous government support. He also cautioned the youth to be vigilant and take care of themselves in order to witness Uganda’s next 50 years come 2062.

The Executive producer Spirit of Africa Limited, Richard Kaweesa says 25% of the revenue raised from the sale of this song, its related merchandise and performances will go towards supporting children with intensive care needs as well as supporting character development initiatives among students.

“Uganda is one of the youngest nations in the world with over 52% of its population under the age of 15 years. It is therefore imperative that we give priority to issues that ensure the holistic growth and development of our young people into becoming just, productive and patriotic citizens of the world,” Kaweesa said. Yoga yoga Uganda has also launched their new website where
the song will be accessed and downloaded for free.

Yoga Yoga
“Sound of Jubilation”
Verse I
I remember the time
All she had was a smile
Through the raging tides
In the stormy wind

And then sounds of war
Like a child she would learn
To get a hold of freedom
Let all who hear
Sing a song of jubilation
Yoga Yoga x 7 Ah-iyerereya
Hear the sound of jubilation
Yoga Yoga x 7 Ah-iyerereya
Hear the sound of jubilation
“Flute interlude
Verse II
Ululations rise
To the beat of the drum
Let the rhythms play
Jubilation sounds

Let our heart and our Spirit
Join us all as one
There’s nothing stronger
When a nation stands
To Chorus
Rap interlude
I see Uganda gaining
Not just what she lost but more
To bring a hope the world
Has never come across before
I know how great it sounds
The question is how?
By every man casting
A 2062 vision for every child

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    Best jubilee song ever!


    Best jubilee song ever! Proud to be Ugandan!!1


    Please Richard Kaweesa, we need a video to this song. please please please! Its too good.

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