The Bavubuka Foundation is a non-profit organization that believes that connecting youth with music and the arts can transform lives and unify diverse communities. Created by Silas Balabyekkubo (aka Babaluku), an award-winning musician, producer, community youth activist and social entrepreneur. Since 2005 he has spent much of his time engaging in dialogue with youth and elders of different communities both in the cities and the villages of Uganda, US, & Canada; learning and documenting their truth, exchanging positive dialogue, and creating the physical platforms needed to inspire solution-driven action concerning the future of young people. The continued absence of opportunity in marginalized and diaspora communities is unacceptable. It is this that pushes Silas to explore all mediums of expression to find ways to bridge the gap between the youth and those in positions to facilitate the necessary change. Silas is dedicated to changing lives and giving hope to young people.
We take our convictions and turn them into action. Building a safe space to find strength, healing, and community by reflecting and in sharing our experiences and stories. Exploring our difference and similarities as we grow and connect with a foundation of our inspiration to live with purpose contributing to humanity with our magical series of gifts.
We focus on making sure that young, gifted leaders from marginalized communities have access to professional spaces of learning and mentors who value sharing their success stories to inspire a generation to rise, build, and affect change. We take our convictions and turn them into actions that make a long-lasting difference.