Trumpeter and DJ Florence Lugemwa has built a successful career in music, and aims to motivate her band of school pupils from Uganda’s capital city to do the same
- Words and photographs by Frank L’Opez
As day breaks over the heads of the clubbers on a Kampala rooftop, arms are raised in unison as they dance on to the bass-heavy tracks. Florence Lugemwa has only been Dj-ing for a few weeks but had the party going until after sunrise.
By lunchtime, Lugemwa is still bright-eyed as she clambers down from a truck in Ggaba, one of Kampala’s most deprived communities, with the battered trombones, trumpets and drums to hand out to an eager crowd of children.