Anthony J. Thompson at Bayimba International Festival of the Arts 2016

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Anthony Jermaine was showcased at the 9th edition of Bayimba International Festival of the Arts that happened in September (2016) at the Uganda national Cultural Center (National Theater) and put up a soulful performance with his 1Love Collective Band. Bayimba International Festival of the Arts is a major multi-arts festival, by Bayimba Cultural Foundation, with varied and qualitative programming, presenting exciting, innovative and creative ideas.

Born in Jamaica, raised in the USA and currently living in Jinja, Anthony Jermaine Thompson is a singer/songwriter, arts entrepreneur and a creative. Anthony’s music brings out a sense of purpose and is visibly a reflection of life and experiences.

While in Jinja, Anthony soon teamed up with friends to create 1Love Collective, a collective of singers, musicians, and lovers of music who believe music is a weapon for change. The 1Love Collective run under the strapline #LIveMusicJinja where they facilitate the development and promotion of live original music of all kinds in Jinja, Uganda and the surrounding regions.

Anthony has carved himself out as live performer and has featured at a couple of setups both in and outside Jinja. Anthony performs at the monthly Kelele Unplugged, an authentic live music showcase that happens every 3rd Friday of the month from 8-11pm at Flavours Café and Restaurant.

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