The word ‘Ngoma’ means drum. Therefore, Ngoma Troupe means drum troupe. The drum was
chosen as a symbol of beauty because if produces such beautiful and irresistible music which
can be manipulated to express different moods such as love, thoughtfulness, lonliness, sorrow,
romance, happiness, etc.
Universal unity: All people of the world have a drum in their cultures. The drum is like the red
blood that flows in our bodies no matter our external differences. Elgon Ngoma Troupe prides in
emphasizing commonalities and enjoying the rich differences. Elgon Ngoma Troupe is a cultural
community based organization that was founded in 2009 by Wolimbwa Julius. The troupe is
based in Eastern Uganda region in the Mount Elgon zone Mbale district. This is from where the
Elgon name is derived.
Vision: TO become the centre of Africa’s finest traditional music and dance theater.
Mission: Through professional training and execution of African folk traditions in the form of
music, dance, and drama, Elgon Ngoma Troupe seeks to elevate marginalized and
disadvantaged youths by giving them opportunities for education, life skills, and a bright future