The Nyinomugisha Niyabo Foundation is a non-profit music and cultural organisation founded in 2015 to cater for the youth in the UK, Uganda and elsewhere. We create, inspire and offer open-access projects to spread cultural awareness, enhance the lifes and build community cohesion. We have been running on the trustees earned income and a few individuals who believe in our vision. As many may know, financial support for organisations such as ours can be difficult to come by, so we are launching this appeal to ensure that we can continue with our creative project! Last year we organised our first series saw a team of 6 from Germany and the UK, fly to Uganda and spent 14 days driving through 4 different towns and city to deliver Music Production, Music Business, Marketing and Deejay workshops. Though we did not manage to raise the full budget, we still excelled to deliver world class footage and made quite a few success stories out of the project. Amongst the attendees, a few managed to discover they were able to sing, others performed at the final showcase as first timers, some recorded music for the first time and got the opportunity to get more recording deals; thanks to the project and a few were given the opportunity to join on a tour across the East African countries. A detailed evaluation of the tour including some of the photographs are found on our website, also find the album on our Band camp page and short documentary on our Vimeo page. Rhythm is Life 2018 is the next exciting project on to uplift more talent, connect them to more opportunities and we need your help in doing so. From the 6th - 16th December 2018 we will be intensively working alongside a music producer, vocal tutors, Guitar instructor and a film maker from Germany and the UK, to create a world class music album and music video. Your contribution to the project will help fund the following; • Creation of new music for the project album in Uganda with further editing and mastering in Germany, UK and the US • Shooting of music video • Accommodation for the participants and tutors • Contribution to productions costs/lighting/stage/venue hire • Project costs - performing artist fees for final showcase, venue hire, transport • Organisational costs - marketing, staff costs ABOUT THE PROJECT Rhythm is Life creates open-access, non-auditioned projects bringing together young amateurs, semi professionals and well established professionals to create sounds and visuals of high standard. As an annual project, we create groups of participants anew to give a chance to those recording and performing for the the first time. The project also aims at flying in different professionals each year to offer as many a firsthand experience of experiencing the Ugandan culture. Our workshops are intensive and offer a satisfying musical experience with top level instructors to stretch the young artists beyond their expectations right from day one all-through to the final showcasing performance.