NYEGE NYEGE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL RELEASES SECOND PHASE LINEUP FOR 2017 EDITION


 

Nyege Nyege International Music Festival (#NNIMF17) releases its final lineup for the 3rd edition of the annual music festival at the source of the Nile River in Jinja, Uganda. All acts are now 100% confirmed.

From 1st – 3rd September 2017 Nyege Nyege presents its unique fusion of international and African sounds at the idyllic venue Nile Discovery Beach.

The festival, which launched in 2015 immediately established its reputation as one of the best new music festivals worldwide and has continued to be celebrated by festival fans and music editors for mixing stellar curation with Uganda’s renowned party vibes.

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Pre Sale tickets for this year’s 72-hour celebration are available to purchase for $36 (130,000 Ugandan shillings) online until Wednesday 26th of August. Tickets will be on sale at the door (subject to availability) for 170’000 UGX for the full festival pass, as well as day tickets on Friday at 70’000 UGX, on Saturday at 100’000 UGX and on Sunday at 50’000 UGX #TheUrgeIsReal #TooMuchSauce

Nyege Nyege releases its final additions to this year’s line-up, with the best in influential and eclectic musical acts influenced by the African continent.

Artists added to the line up include rising Ugandan dancehall star Latinum, Canadian Tropical Bass star Ghislain Poirier, UK’s global dancefloor force Cervo, up and coming Kenyan producer Sichangi who is making waves worldwide, as well as Ugandan reggae artist AK Simba who will bring his Belgian-based band “Karamoja” to debut their new EP. French/Brazilian DJ A Macaca and Kenyan techhouse producer Mawe round up the packed line up, joining our Cameroonian headliners Reniss and Jovi, making Nyege Nyege Festival 2017 the biggest music event to have taken place in East Africa yet!  The festival will also showcase Ugandan label Nyege Nyege Tapes, who, since their launch in January 2017, have garnered worldwide critical acclaim showcasing emerging underground East Africa artists including Sisso Records, Disco Vumbi  and Otim Alpha.

With 4 stages this year, the 72-hour musical celebration is sure to impress festivalgoers once again. This year’s sound will be unparalleled in the region, with support from the Nairobi underground who are bringing not one, but two sound systems: the Umojah rig, the first dedicated reggae/dub-style soundsystem built in Kenya, and East Africa’s first Funktion-One soundsystem coming to Uganda for the first time.

In order to fit in all this music, this year’s Nyege Nyege will open for those who are camping on Thursday morning, with a pre-party on Thursday night for the Njeru community where the festival is held, and all 3 -day pass-holders. Those interested in hiring a tent can do so via easyticket.ug or mymookh.com for only 100,000ugx (3000 kes), which includes a tent with 2 mattresses. Party buses from Nairobi, Kigali and Dar es Salaam will descend upon Jinja for the weekend, making the festival a true regional music celebration of historic proportions. Jumia Travel is making it easy for Kampala residents to join, by offering tent and hotel travel packages to the festival.

Decoration of the Nile Discovery Beach site is also a priority for Nyege Nyege this year, led by critically acclaimed visual artist Mirembe Musisi, a team of 20 stage builders, visual artists, photographers and installation freaks from all over the region will start building the site 3 weeks in advance.

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The 2016 edition saw over 200 local and international artists take to the stage in front of 3000 festival-goers, and attracted a global audience thanks to its forward thinking curation of African music. In previous years the festival has served as the East African debut for Kuduro pioneer DJ Marfox, the satirical Ghanaian rappers FOKN Bois, Scottish soundsystem Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Niger-based synth pioneer Mamman Sani, South African house producer Aero Manyelo, Burkinabe rapper Joey Le Soldat, North African electronic music collective Arabstazy, Senegalese electronic producer Ibaaku and Mozambican/ Ghanaian duo Gato Preto.

 

Nyege Nyege: (noun, Luganda) The feeling of a sudden uncontrollable urge to move, shake or dance.

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Early Bird tickets will be available online at www.nyegenyege.com from Saturday May 15th 2017

For images, interviews or more information please contact the festival organizers Derek Debru or Arlen Dilsizian on info@nyegenyege.com or head to www.nyegenyege.com/line-up.

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DIPLO LIVE IN UGANDA – APRIL 21ST – GOLF COURSE HOTEL


 

Talent Africa and Club Music present world renowned DJ and producer DIPLO for a mega performance on April 21st at the Golf Course Hotel in Kampala, Uganda. Thomas Wesley Pentz better known as DIPLO, is one of the most dynamic forces in the music industry today.

A superstar DJ, sought after producer, label owner and the wizard behind Major Lazer.  The Grammy award winner has unprecedented career that’s taken him from the outer fringes of club culture to the top of pop’s A list.

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Diplo is the one of the most in demand producers in the music industry; he has produced massive hits for numerous A list artists including Justin Beiber, Madonna, MIA, Beyonce, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Britney Spears, Iggy Azalea, Sean Paul, 2 Chainz, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown and many more. Diplo has created a unique blend of electronic dance music fused with pop, reggae, Dancehall and hip hop. Major Lazer is Diplo’s outlet for his life long love of Jamaican Dancehall music.

 

Major Lazer’s single “Lean On,” took the world by storm, becoming the most successful independently released song of all time after peaking at #1 on the Top 40 chart, becoming the most streamed song on Spotify of all time with more than 673 million streams to date, is currently the #1 most played track on SoundCloud, and became one of only a handful of videos to reach 1 billion views on YouTube and the 7th most watched video of all time. “Lean On” is certified six times Platinum.

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Talent Africa’s CEO Aly Allibhai states “We look forward to hosting DIPLO one of the world’s best DJs and Producers here in Kampala as a part of his African tour. This will go down to be the biggest party to ever happen in Uganda with a mind blowing production and design. Walshy Fire from Major Lazer has also been confirmed for the event and he will be hosting the party, it’s going to be fire!”

Tickets prices are 100k in advance and 130k at the door. They will be available from March 31st at the Definition Shop in Acacia Mall, Talent Africa/Yujo in Nakasero and online at www.easyticket.co.ug and www.jumia.ug

The event is powered by Talent Africa, Protea Hotels, Radio City 97 FM, NBS TV and Club Beer.

Ugandans Celebrate the Good Times with Kool & The Gang.


 

Ugandans were treated to an experience that left many revelers dubbing the Kool & The Gang live in Kampala concert as the concert of the year.

Powered by Tusker Malt Lager and organized by Talent Africa Group and Silk Events, the biggest disco themed production in Uganda’s history, was held at Kololo Airstrip grounds and lived up to the hype that it had been accorded.

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Dressed in a 70s style themed dress code, revelers turned up with friends to dance and relive the 70s, 80s and early 90s which were some of the career highlights of the legendary Kool & The Gang band that has been making music for more than 50 years.

Kool & The Gang had promised to give Ugandans a highly energized show and they indeed put up a show that will forever be remembered by the lucky Ugandans who were able to witness the band perform live at Kololo Airstrip grounds.

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The night’s proceedings were kicked off by multi talented guitar maestro Myko Ouma who got the revelers in a somber mood and grooving to some of his best guitar strokes as well as Ugandan folk music.

Swahili Nation were second to perform to an already excited crowd that had been anticipating the group’s return. The group got the crowd to their feet with songs such as; Hakuna Matata, Nyama and Malaika among other old school throwback songs.

By the time Isaiah Katumwa got onto the stage, the crowd was already ripe for the night’s biggest stars. Isaiah who has performed on many big stages, delivered a performance that was highly applauded by the jazz lovers. He played his old and new tunes that had many jazz lovers swaying to his saxophone sounds.

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The moment that the crowd had been waiting for came and one could visibly see the anticipation that had been going around for a while. Amidst loud cheers, the night’s main act, Kool & The Gang, came onto the stage led by Robert ‘Kool’ Bell himself.

The band opened up their performance with one of their notable hits‘Hollywood Swing’, which immediately got the crowd on their feet dancing and singing along with the band.

By the time Kool & The Gang played ‘ladies night’, the revelers were now all on their feet and were moving along to the soothing beats of Quincy’s trombone. Among the songs performed included; Celebration, Cherish, Fresh, Jungle Boogie, Joanna, Too Hot, Lets Go Dancing, Summer Madness and Get Down On It.

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The sound of Robert “Kool” Bell’s bass guitar coupled with Michael Ray’s trumpet with a touch of Curtis “Fitz” Williams’guitar relayed the masterpiece of the night’s thrills.

“Kool & The Gang’s performance left all of us asking for more and more. We were indeed treated to one of our best experiences ever. This was a night that we will not forget. As Tusker Malt Lager, we have continued to deliver on our promise to give our consumers the finest musical experience.” Said, Uganda Breweries Limited Head of Beer, Mark Mugisha.

Some of the night’s highlights included Kool & The Gang’s drummer, Timothy Horton, who electrified the crowd during the band’s break and got them getting down with the sound of his drums.

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Commenting on the event, a Kool & The Gang fan said; ”This has been one of the best moments of my life. I have always dreamed of watching Kool & The Gang perform and I have. This has surely been the concert of the year.”

Tusker Malt Lager is synonymous with some of the best afro musical acts in Uganda and through Kool & the Gang, consumers can expect a slightly different dimension but all the same a funky musical experience.

 

Kool & The Gang promises a highly energized performance in their Live in Kampala Concert tonight


 

Kool & The Gang Band with their mixture of jazz, funk, RnB & Pop style music, have promised to deliver a highly energized performance when they step on stage tonight at Kololo Airstrip Grounds in what will be the biggest disco themed production in Uganda’s history.

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The Tusker Malt Lager sponsored concert that has been organized by Talent Africa Group and Silk Events will have a 70s style themed dress code that will be hosted in a 4,000 seater dome.

The band that jets in on the evening of Friday, will be looking to leave Ugandans with an experience that is usually attested to with the Tusker Malt Lager Sponsored events.

With over 70 million album copies sold worldwide, Kool & The Gang have been responsible for some of the most timeless records over the years and have influenced the music of three generations – Thanks to smash hits like; Cherish, Get Down On It., Celebration,Fresh, Jungle Boogie, Joanna, Too Hot, Hollywood Swinging, Lets Go Dancing, Summer Madness.

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“Ugandans should be ready for high energy. We love to get it to the audience. We are going do a mixture of hits from 70s, 80s and 90s.  We have to give it to our fans, we love our fans and we thank you for supporting Kool & the Gang for so many years.” said Robert “Kool” Bell, one of the band’s founding members.

The band’s stellar reputation has grown over the years as they have continued to put on some of the best themed shows across the world. Come Saturday 12th November, Uganda will be on the receiving end of some of the world’s best musical experience by Kool &The Gang.

Commenting on the upcoming Kool &The Gang concert, Uganda Breweries Limited Head of Promotions, Roy Tumwizere said; “We are ready for the concert of the year and we are confident our consumers will have a night of their lives. Kool &The Gang’s audacious sophomore set is a legendary act and it will be part of our journey down memory lane which has been all made possible with Tusker Malt Lager.”

Talent Africa Group CEO, Aly Alibhai said; “The concert will be remembered in the lives of many Ugandans because it is going to be massive. The fans have responded positively and we are so excited to watch Kool &The Gang in Kampala live in concert.”

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Tusker Malt Lager is synonymous with some of the best afro musical acts in Uganda and through Kool & the Gang, consumers can expect a slightly different dimension but all the same a funky musical experience.

Tickets are sold in the Bronze, Silver and Gold categories.  Bronze tickets are available at 150k, Silver Tickets at 250k and Gold VVIP tables are 5 million shillings a table.

Tickets are on sale at www.easyticket.co.ug, www.jumia.ug, Definition Shop in Acacia Mall, Liquid Silk in Bugolobi and Talent Africa/Yujo Restaurant in Nakasero.

In line with its support for responsible drinking, Tusker Malt Lager will be maintaining a strict ‘over 18 only’ policy for sale of alcohol.

Swahili Nation finalize preparations for Kool & The Gang Concert on 12th November.


 

5-kool-the-gang9-1060x705Sweden-based R&B and Hip hop music group, Swahili Nation, will be among the opening acts at this weekend’s Kool & The Gang live in Kampala Concert that will be at the Kololo Airstrip Grounds on the 12th November.

Powered by Tusker Malt Lager and organised by Talent Africa Group and Silk Events, the Kool & The Gang Concert is set to be the biggest disco themed production in Uganda’s history.

swahili-nation-the-hip-hop-and-rb-groupWith Swahili Nation’s contagious groovy beats, Ugandans will not have a dull moment at the Kololo Airstrip grounds in what might be the most sought after music show of the year 2016.

Swahili Nation was founded back in 1990s by Kenyan brothers, Andrew Muturi, Robert Muturi and the late Tanzanian musician Cool James. It went on to sell numerous records both at home and abroad. However, Cool James later went solo in 1992, paving way for singer Wayne Beckford from London to join the band. Nigerian born Dr. Alban later signed them up with his Sweden-based Dr. Records in 1996 where the well-produced singles Nyama, Malaika, and Hakuna Matata (released in 1996) hit the music charts and received a nomination to Channel O Music Awards in South Africa in 2003.

Through the popularity of “Hakuna Matata” in East Africa, Swahili Nation has had a big influence on the use of the Swahili language in R&B and Hip hop which is now widely enjoyed by both Swahili and non-Swahili speaking communities.

“We are ecstatic at the opportunity of performing on the same stage as the legendary Kool and the Gang band that has inspired a number of us to create lovable and fun music.” exclaimed Andrew Muturi, Swahili Nation band member.

Speaking about the concert, Talent Africa CEO, Aly Alibhai said; “The concert has gained much more momentum and we are also excited to see that people have responded positively to the upcoming concert of the year.”

Swahili Nation will be joined by Saxophonist Isaiah Katumwa and Guitar Maestro and Vocalist Myko Ouma.

Remarking on the popular Swahili Nation band, Uganda Breweries Limited Head of Promotions, Roy Tumwizere said; “Swahili Nation always brings energy and excitement in the room and its performance will be such an amazing addition to this concert as we enjoy cold crisp Tusker Malt Lagers.”

“Bringing first time musical experiences to Uganda is a reward we aim to keep extending to our customers for their loyalty, seeing them having a good time is more than enough.” He added.

Tusker Malt Lager is synonymous with some of the best Afro musical acts in Uganda and through Kool & the Gang, consumers can expect a slightly different dimension but all the same a funky musical experience.

Tickets are sold in the Bronze, Silver and Gold categories. Bronze tickets are available at 150k, Silver Tickets at 250k and Gold VVIP tables are 5 million shillings a table.

Tickets are on sale at www.easyticket.co.ug, www.jumia.ug, Definition Shop in Acacia Mall, Liquid Silk in Bugolobi and Talent Africa/Yujo Restaurant in Nakasero.

In line with its support for responsible drinking, Tusker Malt Lager will be maintaining a strict ‘over 18 only’ policy for sale of alcohol.

Myko Ouma fine tunes his Guitar for the Kool & The Gang live in Kampala Concert.


 

Guitar Maestro and Vocalist Myko Ouma will be one of the three Ugandan acts to look forward to at the upcoming Tusker Malt Lager sponsored Kool & The Gang live in Kampala concert at the Kololo Airstrip Grounds on the 12th of November.

Well known for his skill of integrating Ugandan folk music, the guitarist has developed a unique playing style informed by the traditional rhythms and melodies of Ugandan roots music.

myko-ouma-the-guitar-maestroThe multi-talented Myko Ouma can play over 12 musical instruments and he has worked with several big name artistes both on stage and in studio. As the opening act for Kool &The Gang, this comes as a major boost in Ouma’s career that is currently in studio working on a new album. With more than two albums under his name Myko Ouma is certainly destined for bigger things.

He will be joined by Saxophonist Isaiah Katumwa and Hip Hop and R&B group Swahili Nation who will turn up the ante as revelers move to the good vibes before Kool &The Gang take to the stage.

“Sharing a stage with the legendary Kool &The Gang band is set to be a great career milestone. With such a highly anticipated concert, I must say that I’ll put strive to put on fabulous performance as I always do. ” Myko Ouma remarked.

The 70s style themed concert will held in one of a kind 4,000 seater dome in what will be the biggest production in Uganda so far. Talent Africa and Silk Events who are the event organizers, have promised an experience that will not be rivaled by any other.

Commenting on the Maestro Guitarist,Uganda Breweries Limited Head of Promotions, Roy Tumwizere said; “Myko Ouma will bring the much needed Ugandan Jazz feel to the concert. He has a huge following and we shall be there to dance to his tunes as we enjoy cold crisp Tusker Malt Lagers.”

“Our commitment as Tusker Malt Lager, is to deliver only the finest musical experiences to our consumers. And we shall do exactly this through the Kool&The Gang concert.” He added.

Tusker Malt Lager is synonymous with some of the best Afro musical acts in Uganda and through Kool & the Gang, consumers can expect a slightly different dimension but all the same a funky musical experience.

Tickets will be sold in the Bronze, Silver and Gold categories.  Bronze tickets are available at 150k, Silver Tickets at 250k and Gold VVIP tables are 5 million shillings a table.

Tickets are on sale at www.easyticket.co.ug, www.jumia.ug, Definition Shop in Acacia Mall, Liquid Silk in Bugolobi and Talent Africa/Yujo Restaurant in Nakasero.

 

 

 

Tusker Malt Lager readies fans for the concert of the year at the Kool & The Gang Listeners party.


As we get closer to what is most likely to be the concert of the year, Tusker Malt Lager gave revelers something to look forward to as they hosted a Kool & The Gang listeners’ party at Liquid Silk.

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Powered by Tusker Malt Lager and organized by Talent Africa and Silk Events, Liquid Silk was the place to be as lovers of Kool & The Gang music got treated to a blast from the past.

In preparation for the upcoming concert, revelers were treated to Kool & The Gang’s music from their inception. Revelers danced and sang along to hits such as; Celebration, Cherish, Fresh, Jungle Boogie, Joanna, Too Hot, Hollywood Swinging, Lets Go Dancing, Summer Madness, Get Down On It.

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Myko Ouma with his Jazz skills coupled with a touch of contemporary world music was the night’s lead performer and as always, her ever disappointed his fans.

Commenting on the party and the upcoming concert, Tusker Malt Lager Brand Manager, Alex Tusingwire, said; “This has been a great night for the Kool & The Gang fans because we gave them an insight into what to expect at the concert.The Kool & The Gang concert will truly live up to its billing.As Tusker Malt Lager,our commitment is to deliver only the finest musical experiences to our consumers.”

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Not only did the fans love the music at the Kool and The Gang Listeners Party but they also won themselves tickets for the Kool & The Gang concert slated for the 12thNovember, 2016 at the Kololo Airstrip Grounds. The band will perform at what will be the biggest disco themed production in Uganda’s history.

Tusker Malt Lager is synonymous with some of the best afro musical acts in Uganda and through Kool & the Gang, consumers can expect a slightly different dimension but all the same a funky musical experience.

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Tickets will be sold in the Bronze, Silver and Gold categories.  Bronze tickets are available at 150k, Silver Tickets at 250k and Gold VVIP tables are 5 million shillings a table.

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Early bird tickets for the Kool & The Gang concert are on sale until October 24th where prices for all tickets categories are 20% of the normal price. Early bird tickets are now on sale online at www.easyticket.co.ug and www.jumia.ug. Tickets are also on sale at the Definition Shop in Acacia Mall, Liquid Silk in Bugolobi and Talent Africa/Yujo Restaurant in Nakasero.

In line with its support for responsible drinking, Tusker Malt Lager will be maintaining a strict ‘over 18 only’ policy for sale of alcohol.

Superstar Ugandan artistes line up for the Kool & The Gang Concert in Kampala.


 

  • Isaiah Katumwa, Myko Ouma and Swahili Nation to curtain raise for Kool & The Gang.

 

Top Ugandan artistes have been selected to curtain raise at the upcoming Kool &TheGang concert in Kampala on the 12th November at the Kololo Airstrip Grounds.

Jazz sensation and Saxophonist Isaiah Katumwa, guitar maestro Myko Ouma and Hip Hop and R&B group Swahili Nation have been selected to perform at the Kool &The Gang concert.

Powered by Tusker Malt Lager and organised by Talent Africa and Silk Events, the concert will be a 70’s themed dress code event at the Kololo Airstrip Grounds in what will be the biggest disco themed production in Uganda’s history.

Isaiah Katumwa who is no stranger to performing alongside big name artistes, will be looking to lighten up the disco with his Saxophone blares. Being one of the engines behind the continued establishment of Jazz music as one of the leading genres in Uganda, he will be playing to thousands of Jazz lovers at the concert.

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Isaiah Katumwa the Saxophonist

Myko Ouma is the other big name artiste who will be bringing his Jazz skills coupled with a touch of contemporary world music to the concert. “It will be a great moment for me. I grew up listening to Kool &The Gang and curtain raising for them is something that was beyond my imagination.” He said.

Sweden-based R&B and Hip hop music group, Swahili Nation, are also set to perform at the concert. Boasting of songs like; “Malaika”, “Nyama”, and “Hakuna Matata” which have earned the group a Channel O Music Awards nomination.

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Myko Ouma the Guitarist

Commenting on the lineup, Tusker Malt Lager Brand Manager, Alex Tusingwire, said; “Isaiah Katumwa and Myko Ouma will bring the much needed Ugandan Jazz feel to the concert as Swahili Nation promise to give us a blend of Hip hop and R&B that willget our consumers grooving. At Tusker Malt Lager, our commitment is to deliver only the finest musical experiences to our consumers. Kool & The Gang live in concert will truly live up to its billing.”

Tickets will be sold in the Bronze, Silver and Gold categories. Bronze tickets are available at 150k, Silver Tickets at 250k and Gold VVIP tables are 5 million shillings a table.

Early bird tickets for the Kool & The Gang concert are selling at a 20% discount until the 24th of October 24th. Early bird tickets are available online at www.easyticket.co.ug and www.jumia.ug.

Tickets are also on sale at the Definition Shop in Acacia Mall, Liquid Silk in Bugolobi and Talent Africa/Yujo Restaurant in Nakasero.

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Swahi;i Nation

Tusker Malt Lager is synonymous with some of the best afro musical acts in Uganda and through Kool & the Gang, consumers can expect a slightly different dimension but all the same a funky musical experience.

In line with its support for responsible drinking, Tusker Malt Lager will be maintaining a strict ‘over 18 only’ policy for sale of alcohol.

Tusker Malt Lager to offer consumers a Funk-filled experience through Kool & The Gang Concert.


Tusker Malt Lager will be giving its consumers a memorable experience when they host legendary Jazz and Rn’B group; Kool&the Gang at the Kololo Air Strip Grounds in Kampala on the 12th November.

Kool &the Gang is anAmerican Jazz, R&B, Soul, Funk, and disco group thatcreated a unique blend of Jazz, Soul and Funk that has had people dancing since the band’s creation in 1964.

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The group went through several musical phases during their recording career, starting out with a purist jazz sound, then funk and R&B, progressing to a smooth pop-funk ensemble, and in the post-millennium, creating music with a modern electro-pop sound.

The group’s main members include; lead vocalist Lavell Evans, brothers Robert “Kool” Bell on bass and Ronald Bell on tenor saxophone, George Brown on drums, Michael Ray on trumpet, Dennis Thomas on alto saxophone, Amir Bayyan on guitar, and Curtis “Fitz” Williams keyboards.

With over 70 million albumcopies sold worldwide, Kool & The Gang have been responsible for some of the most timeless records over the years and have influenced the music of three generations – Thanks to smash hits like;Celebration, Cherish, Fresh, Jungle Boogie, Joanna, Too Hot, Hollywood Swinging, Lets Go Dancing, Summer Madness, Get Down On It.

Tusker Malt Lager has been consistent in its support for music and delivery of the best musical experiences to its consumers. Tusker Malt Lager has synonymous with some of the best Afro musical acts in Uganda and through Kool & the Gang, consumers can expect a slightly different dimension but all the same a funky musical experience.

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Tusker Malt Lager Brand Manager, Alex Tusingwire said; “Kool &The gang has sold over 70 million album copies worldwide and Ugandans are definitely going to have the time of their lives this November as they watch live the very same legends they have loved for decades.At Tusker Malt Lager we are committed to deliver the best musical experiences to our consumers and coming on board as Gold sponsor for Kool and the Gang live in concert is testament to this commitment.”

Tickets will be sold in the Bronze, Silver and Gold categories.  Bronze tickets are available at 150k, Silver Tickets at 250k and Gold VVIP tables are 5 million shillings a table.

An early bird special will be available for ticket buys before the 24th of October. Like Tusker Malt Lager on social media for more information about our early bird offer.

Tickets will go on sale from September 24th at the Definition Shop in Acacia Mall, Liquid Silk in Bugolobi and Talent Africa/Yujo Restaurant in Nakasero. Tickets can also be bought online at www.easyticket.com

In line with its support for responsible drinking, Tusker Malt Lager will be maintaining a strict ‘over 18 only’ policy for sale of alcohol.

 


 

The Queen of Katwe movie premiere after party had no promotion and no there were no tickets on sale for this party. But for those who were lucky or connected enough to score an invitation to this A-list party it was an amazing night to remember. Immediately after the Ugandan premiere of the Queen of Katwe at Century Cinemax (Acacia Mall) there was a private after party that took place at the Sky Lounge Rooftop hosted by Talent Africa, Maisha Film Lab and Pemba Sports Africa.

The glamorous red carpet affair was star studded to the maximum. Some of the celebrities that attended the event included the main cast of Queen of Katwe. Academy award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Oyelowo and newcomer Madina Nalwanga. Acclaimed Hollywood Director Mira Nair and Disney Executive Vice President of Production Tendo Nagenda also attended the gala.  Other celebrities included former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Captain Mike Mukula, Elly Karuhanga, Bobi Wine & Barbie, Bebe Cool, Aly Allibhai, Sylvia Namutebi, Jack Pemba, Navio, A Pass, Maurice Kirya, Isaac Rucci, Ambrose Tashobya, Cedric Babu, Dr Ian Clarke, Salvado and many others.

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Gaetano Kaggwa was the event emcee and helped auction autographed posters and photo opportunities with the main cast of Queen of Katwe.  All the proceeds raised from the auction went towards the Maisha Film Lab which is a non-profit training initiative for emerging East African filmmakers. It was followed by energetic performances by Young Cardamom & Hab, Swahili Nation, Navio and Bobi Wine until DJ Crisio finally took over and opened the dancefloor. The highlight of the night is when the entire cast came on stage and danced during Young Cardamom’s & HAB performance of “#1 Spice” from the Queen of Katwe movie sound track.

Check out the highlight video of the event.

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