Richard Sseruwagi

 

 

Richard Sseruwagi or Seruwagi also known as Richard Kaigoma Sseruwagi was born in a small village called Matanga in Masaka district in Uganda. He is a product of the famous Abafumi Theatre and Music Academy that was ran by the late Robert Serumaga. He and the company were forced to flee the country as the mad dictator Idi Amin Dada put a price on their heads saying that the Abafumi academy was spreading rumours abroad against him and his government.  He settled in Sweden where he has been living for many years now. Struggling to find his place in the new country, he worked in hotels washing dishes, cleaning offices and toilets, distributing the morning papers etc... Where there is a will, there is always a possibility of advancement to new horisons. He has for a long time now been fully pursuing his art craft ,theatre and music, and has continued to do so up to this moment thanks to his talent ,will and courage. He also regularly appears on television and in films. BUT, The power of music according to him is far greater than we can imagine. Quotation: "A song can tell and describe a feeling or a story in three minutes whereas the same story can be experienced in an hour or two in the theatre. THAT is the power of music. However the live presence of actors on stage telling the same story, is a magical moment". His music is a mixture of afropop, western, Caribbean influences but also an inner puls of ugandan folk music. Discography :CD Racing The Clouds ,CD Life is a footstep ,CD Sysslor ,Digital Album Song for Irene(cassette songs way back) CD Näset Blues, New single against racisim- A Screw Is Missing Fix It and New single Lament For The Gone -Wololo. His latest release i the digital album Under Your Beautiful Wings. By Leticia Balinda.

Films and Television(among others):

Springfloden SVT - 2016

Medan vi lever - 2016

100CODE - 2015

Beck - 2015

False Witness - 2016

Misterioso

Real Humans (Äkta Människor)

The white Lioness

Nseyeya(Documentary by Manolo Diaz Rämö)

Om Sufflörer Och Sufflering (About Prompters And Prompting) a documentary film by Richard Sseruwagi.

The Babajou Family as Uncle Jacob Raattatouille(Voicing the character Lalo in Swedish).

Tre Kronor(Three Crowns).

Othello

Lasermannen

Tolken(The Interpreter)

På Perrongen

The story tellers

 

The Plays

 

Papa Diops taxi

Istid

Sedlar (Potatopotato Scenkonst Malmö)

Natten Börjar Nu. (Teater Forratt Malmö 2014)

Tiillsammans är vi David( Together we are David)

Skönheten och Odjuret (The beauty and the beast)

The murder on canal street (Morden på canal street)

I blanke Messingen ( The full monte)

Jerka

A street car named desire

 Midsummer nights dream

 Exterminate The Brutes - Utrota Varenda Jävel

 Return to the desert

 Othello

 Låt människan leva( Give people a chance)

 Historian om en häst(The story about the horse)

 Vit Skugga (That white shadow)

 The trials of brother Jero

 Majangwa( The drummer and his lover)

 Renga Moi( The great warrior)

 Amayirikiti(The flame tree)

 Souls of the dead (Magombe)

 Din stund på Jorden

 Nils holgersson

Tusen och en natt( A thousand and a night)

 Ur mimers källa

 

 

 

Musikern Richard Sseruwagi/Seruwagi

Richard Sseruwagi eller bara Seruwagi är svensk ugandisk skådespelare och musiker och jobbat bla på Unga Klara, Dramaten, Stadsteatern i Stockholm och Upsala, Göta Lejon ,Market Theatre Sydafrica osv.. Hans första album Racing The Clouds kom ut 2005 mest som mp3 och inkludera hit låten Maria Magdalena som också är den första låten på CD med 17 låtar. Racing The Clouds har fått stora framgångar särskild i Australia där försäljning av låtarna som Boomerang, Maria magdalena, Love mountain high har gott väldigt bra.

Seruwagis andra skiva gå under namnet Life is a footstep (spår nr 6).

Efter den tragiska händelse  2007 på stureplan där hans son Banji Sseruwagi miste livet, började han skriva sånger om sin sorg och  längtan efter sin död son. Men i sorg och längtan finns också lyckliga stunder och det visas och hörs tydligt på skivan: t.ex. Yelele (spår nr 1) en riktigt super disco hit och Keep your head up (Spår nr 4). Skivan är producerat av KMP (an indipendent music production).

Han har också spelat in skivan Sysslor musiken skriven av Jacob Bernander ,en digital samling av hans gamla låtar på kassett med titel Song for Irene, albumet Näset blues, och senaste två singlar A Screw Is Missing -Fix It och Lament For The Gone -Wololo finns nu också på nya digital album "Under Your Beautiful Wings" release datum 5/4/2016  Alla låtar gå att hitta på itunes, spotify Amazon osv..

Seruwagis musik är en blandning av afropop med västerländisk och karibisk influenser  men också en inre puls av ugandisk folkmusik. Bra för öra och själen. 

Av

Leticia Balinda

Work History

 

Natten Börjar nu Teater Forratt 2014, Sedlar, Potatopotato scenkonst 2015. Papa Diops Taxi, Istid på Västerbottensteatern 2016.   2010 Festo  Say Theatre; 2011 Morden på Canal street and Skönheten och odjuret Teateri Jönköping,2012 Tillsammans är vi David Unga Klara Stockholm and The Full Monty Goodshow Productions Hässleholm Kulturhus;2013 Studio Musician ;2009 Of Mice And Men (Trondelag Theatre - Trondheim Norway) 2009 Norwagian short film På Perrongen 2008 Uncle Jacob TV Familjen Babajou 2007 Lalo (in swedish) Voice Over Ratatouille Walt Disney 2007 Sven Theatre Exterminate All The Brutes Stockholms Stadsteater 2005 - 2007 Page / Interpreter Theatre A Midsummer Nights Dream Stockholms Stadsteater 2006 George Dhulini TV Lasermannen Swedish Television 2005 Ed Theatre The Threepennys Opera Stockholms Stadsteater 2004 Ishmael TV Tolken (The Interpreter) Swedish Television and Swedish Film Institute 2003 As myself TV The Storry Tellers Swedish Television 2002 - 2003 Horse Theatre The Full Monty Den Nationale Scene, Bergen Norway 2001 - 2002 The Soldier Theatre Return to the desert Dramaten , Sweden 2001 Mr Archibald Absalom Wellington Theatre The Blacks Market Theatre, South Africa 2000 Othello TV Othello Swedish Television 1999 - 2000 Othello Theatre Catch My Soul Uppsala Stadsteater 1994 - 1999 Salongo TV Tre Kronor (Three Crowns)-42 episodes TV 4 1998 - 1999 Pepe Theatre The Lower Depths Riksteatern, Sweden 1996 Tsiki Film (Feature) The White Lioness Sandrews 1985 - 1990 ensemble Theatre (Tour) Magombe, MakondeTheatre Co. Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto Canada. 1972 - 1977 The coffin maker and The killer. Theatre ( World Tour) Renga Moi and Amayirikiti The late Robert Serumaga Abafumi Theatre Co Education 1975, Music, Dance and Drama Abafumi Theatre Academy