‘Expressing Federo’ Popular Music in Buganda’s Quest for a Federal System of Government in Uganda is an incisive analysis of how pop culture mediates various aspects of social, economic and political life. The work reflects on popular music performance in Uganda and engages with one of the most contentious questions in Uganda’s historical and contemporary political system: to have or not to have a federal system of government. While the relationship between music and politics has subsisted for ages. ‘Expressing Federo’ continues to examine this relationship proposing that federo songs are one of the sites that articulate the Buganda Kingdom’s negotiation for a federal system of government in Uganda. Using an ethnographic approach, the work explores the contexts of federo songs in Uganda. Federo, the theme of these songs, refers to a form of self-governance and federalists are its advocates.