1. BAAKISIIMBA, NANKASA, MUWOGOLA
This is a folk dance which developed in the King's palace in Buganda Kingdom. This Kingdom is found in the central region of Uganda (East Africa). Once upon a time, the King in this Kingdom attended a party and the most important brew (beer), he enjoyed most was "TONTOMERA / OMWENGE". TONTOMERA or OMWENGE is a local beer made from banana plantations. When this King took one, too much, he became happy and went praising those people who planted the bananas. He used the following slogans" Abaakisiimba, meaning, (Those who planted the bananas), Bebaakiwoomya, meaning, "(They made it delicious)". Then the musicians in the Kingdom created Baakisiimba dance out the King's words and relaxed drunkard dance movements. Nankasa is the second movement and Muwogola is the third movement of Baakisiimba.
This also another folk
dance which developed in the King's palace in Buganda Kingdom. Once upon
a time King Mulondo of Buganda died and unfortunately he did not leave
any Heir (prince) to succeed him. Fortunately he left a fleet of pregnant wives who were expecting to
deliver. So medicine men and witchdoctors were
urgently searched to find out who of these wives had a baby boy (Prince
to be) in her womb. Namulondo (one of the wives who had a baby boy
) was discovered and was meant to sit on the throne on the assumption that
it was not her ruling, but the baby boy in her womb. When this young king
was born, he was meant to rule Kingdom as he was lying on the throne. Kings
in Buganda are not supposed to cry as this would bring curses and bad-lack
in the Kingdom.
Tamenaibuga is a dance from Busoga region in Uganda which demonstrates a sign of friendship and Unity. Once upon a time there were two great friends in Busoga. Their friendship was very intimate even to sharing all the things they acquired in life. One day they went for a drink (beer). In Busoga Gourds are used drink beer. When they took one, too many of this drink, they developed an argument which led into a quarrel and eventually a fight. The Gourd which they had used to take beer got broken. The broken gourd made matters worse and ended up separating these two great friends. The communities realized that It was very bad for friends to quarrel as this would break the friendship (unity).
6. DING DING DANCE
7. RUNYEGE/ ENTONGORO