June – Scene 6

Scene 6: Swamp Degradation Rap and Break-dance

June - Scene 6

After several workshops focusing on the rising rate and dangers of swamp degradation around Jinja, a group of young men wrote a rap to use this medium – popular amongst youth – to educate their audience on the issue, drawing on their experiences and research. Accompanied by beat-boxing they rap about the value of the swamp as a natural habitat and part of a complex ecosystem, before turning to raise attention to the clearing of swamps for factories and the houses of both rich and poor, the endemic corruption that leads to the allocation of plots in the wetlands, and the risks of flooding and disease that comes from such construction.