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Mophradat: Residency in Kampala for Composers and Bands from the Arab World (Uganda)


Mophradat has partnered with Nyege Nyege Villa in Kampala to provide a residency for a composer/s (with up to two collaborators) or a band comprised of maximum three musicians from the Arab world to spend focused time working on a specific project, creating new compositions, or exploring and researching new ideas.

Contemporary composers from the Arab world can apply for a ten day residency at Nyege Nyege Villa in April-May 2022. Specific dates will be determined upon consultation with the resident(s). The invited resident(s) will have access to professional recording studios and equipment throughout their stay, to which they will receive a technical introduction. They will be accommodated in a private room on site with use of a shared kitchen. The composer(s) must be comfortable working autonomously, be open to collaboration, and be able to work under a variety of conditions. In addition to the aforementioned, Mophradat will provide the selected resident(s) with economy return airfares, and per diems, and reimburse visa costs and any required COVID-19 tests in compliance with the regulations in effect at the time of travel.

Founded in 2013, Nyege Nyege is a collective that promotes, primarily electronic, music by African artists. Previous residents include Rian Treanor, Errorsmith, Nada El Shazly, Phelimuncasi, Fulu Mziki, Jonathan Uliel Saldanha, Scotch Rolex, Menzi, Gabber Modus Operandi. Nyege Nyege was also launched in 2014 as a night club, and eventually morphed into a multi-day annual festival, community studio, record label, and artist residency programme. Nyege Nyege Villa is home to Nyege Nyege’s two record labels, Nyege Nyege Tapes and Hakuna Kulala, and its in-house recording studio, where many of the label’s releases have been recorded.


  • Applicants must be working on their own compositional project.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are active in music scenes locally and/or internationally.
  • Applicants active within the experimental, electronic, hybrid electronic music are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be from the Arab world.

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