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How to make banana beer Sheema  Uganda

How to make banana beer

In February 2013, my husband Michael and I set off on an 8-month trip around the world. Here’s one of the many highlights of our adventure…

I volunteer with an NGO that creates cultural tourism opportunities in rural Uganda (www.cobatiuganda.org). When we visited, Executive Director, Maria Baryamujura, arranged some incredible experiences. One day, we met beer maker Olive Kasande in her Masheruka banana plantation and learned the traditional process to make banana beer. As they worked, the women sang a wonderful song. A few days later we saw a banana beer making exhibit at a local museum. The museum was interesting, but there was no comparison to our real-life experience in the plantation.

There are more photos and a video on our travel blog (link below).