Presented by Mesa Arts Center

Part of the Mirage Summer Music Series


Box Office Hours: TUE-SAT 12P-5P


Giovanni Kiyingi, a talented Ugandan folk singer-songwriter and world music artist, captivates audiences worldwide with his extraordinary skills as a multi-instrumentalist. His mastery of diverse instruments such as the local Ugandan Endingidi, Akogo, Adungu, Endere, Djembe, Embuutu, Calabash, Congas, and more, sets him apart in the music industry.


Kiyingi's mesmerizing performances and soulful vocals have earned him prestigious invitations to share the stage with renowned artists at major music festivals and cooperative events across Uganda and the globe. Notably, he has showcased his artistry alongside luminaries like Tanzania's Alikiba at the illustrious 2016 Blankets and Wine festival, the enchanting Suzan Kerunen and Herbert Kinobe at the Pearl Rhythm Festival 2012, as well as the exceptional talents of Okello Lawrence and Joel Sebunjo at the remarkable DOADOA 2014.


Kiyingi's presence infuses these events with a vibrant blend of cultural richness and musical brilliance, leaving audiences spellbound and yearning for more.



The concert will be about showcasing traditional instruments from the Eastern part of Africa together with Giovanni's musical influences from Uganda and those picked on his journeys around the world.