Seby Ntege is a singer-songwriter from the Busoga region of eastern Uganda, renowned for producing some of the best multi-instrumentalists in the country and himself is a master of several folk instruments from his country including akogo thumb piano (a.k.a. kalimba), endongo lyre, adungu harp, percussion and endingidi, a one stringed fiddle.
Born into a musical family, Seby joined the family band Nile Beat Artists aged 13 and was introduced to the international stage, touring different African countries as an instrumentalist and dancer.
In the UK, he is today among the most accomplished new musical exports and an ambassador of traditional Ugandan music, yet his musical versatility and adventurism has led to collaborations with a number of celebrated artists from different musical backgrounds.
Seby describes his latest album, Five Notes, as a personal musical memoir of his 15 years of living in the UK’ and the presence of the West African Kora picked up whilst touring with acclaimed female Kora player, Sona Jobarteh, from Gambia is part of this story.