Ugandan spirit takes the stage by John Beck for The Press Democrat

Unique troupe visits Luther Burbank Center as ambassadors of nation’s orphans

By For The Press Democrat
Thursday, January 26, 2012
What: Program of dance, drumming, singing celebration of traditional African music
When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1
Where: Luther Burbank Center, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa
Tickets: $30-$40/$10 students
Spirit of Uganda 2012 North American Tour. Rajab Basoga. (photo by Dan Ozminkowski)

There’s a pivotal scene in the award-winning Broadway play “Book of Mormon,” where the main characters receive their missionary assignments and learn they’re being shipped off to Uganda.

“Uganda?” they ask. “Cool. Where’s that?”

Answer: “Africa.”

“Oh boy, like ‘Lion King?’”

That’s one association many Americans have when they think of Uganda, or Africa. Others are no less simplistic. Read the full article in The Press Democrat…

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