The National Council of Folklorists of Uganda (NACOFU) is a non-governmental organization based in Uganda. NACOFU works to further the practice, documentation, preservation, development, dissemination and study of folklore as it is represented in the creative arts including: music, dance, dramatic actions, poetry, mythologies, legends, stories, proverbs and other such idioms of Uganda’s culturally heterogeneous people so that they can benefit their holders and those that experience them socially, economically and politically.
NACOFU is a network of 320 cultural music and dance troupes (each group with fifteen to sixty members) plus music educationists, researchers and scholars from primary schools, secondary schools and institutions of higher learning.
In order to realize its aim, NACOFU organizes Festivals, Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and Public Performances of Folk Music and Dance, Poetry, Acting, Storytelling, Dressing, Proverbs and other idioms that involve member Troupes and their societies. Through the Uganda Folklore Recorders and Archiving Agency, NACOFU records Folklore performances and events for documentation, research, study, promotional activities and archiving.