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Viola Karuri, a new reckoning music force invading Uganda

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Viola Karuri is apparently one of the best musical forces look out for in Kenya and invading Uganda. The driving force behind Viola Karuri, is her belief that music should not just be heard, but experienced. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, her music is an expression of emotion, thought and culture.

Major Lazer in Kampala, ticket details here

Along with her latest smash adaptation of Despacito (Swahili), Viola’s body of work includes several singles: Milele (featuring Collo), Aibu (Out the door), and Y.O.L.O., as well as her debut album, Everything. She is currently working on her sophomore album.

Her live performances are a revelation of not just her amazing vocal talent, but are visually stimulating too. She has graced the stage with legendary musicians such as Jonathan Butler, Lalah Hathaway, Abraham Laboriel and Yemi Alade. She has performed at various music festival such as Blankets & Wine, Sierra Jazz Festival, Mombasa Cultural Festival and Rift Valley Music Festival. She has also played shows at notable venues in Munich, Germany, as well as in the USA, such as The Blue Note and Hard Rock Café.

She is set for her Uganda media tour very soon courtesy of A-LeVo. One of Uganda’s most promising PR, Entertainment, Marketing, Branding and Events terminal and we will keep you up to date accordingly.

 

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MC Kakalaamu replaces Kapalaga on Wolokosso show

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MC Kakalaamu Omugerele aka Seguya Gerald Lubega

Major Lazer in Kampala, ticket details here

The popular Wolokosso show on Radio Simba has a new face.

We have learnt that the weekly entertainment gossip show which airs on Saturday mornings is now being hosted by a one MC Kakalaamu Omugerele. Real name Seguya Gerald Lubega, he has been hosting the show for close to a month now.

While we understand that its longtime host Kapalaga Beibe is on leave and Kakalaamu is sitting in for him, word on the grapevine indicates that the radio presenter is planning to go on kyeyo soon, leaving a vacuum on the show that is expected to be filled by Kakalaamu.

Meanwhile, MC Kakalaamu has been working with Radio Simba since 2013. He has been the traffic updates man on the station’s morning show.

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Alex Muhangi takes Comedy Store upcountry

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Alex Muhangi

Major Lazer in Kampala, ticket details here

By Our Reporter

Comedy Store will for the first time extend its package of humor and entertainment to the countryside.

The comed-tainment themed show hosted by Alex Muhangi has come to be a weekly favorite for many Kampalans who seek to unwind and let go of the strain that work can be.

Now, the comedy enthusiasts in Mbarara will chance at what the organizers promise will be a thrilling show headlined by funny man MC Mariachi and female dancehall singer, Cindy. The show is scheduled for this Friday, September 21 at the Adit Mall in the heart of Mbarara.

Other acts like Tr Mpamire, Godi Godi, Akite Agnes, Kabaata, T-amale Mirundi and funny duo Snake & Zoro are also lined up for the do.

To add icing on the cake, will be two of the most popular Western Uganda based musicians – Ray G and Shine Omukiga who will be part of the entertainers. Ray G has done songs like ‘Mureebe’, ‘Naaba Nkwine’, ‘Orahi’ and ‘Omwigarire’ among others.

Comedian Alex Muhangi says he is excited that the rest of Uganda now can get to be part of the Comedy Store journey, but also have a live experience of what the comedy industry has to offer.

“This is exciting not just for me but the brand as well. We have planned for this to happen, but the time always held us back. It requires extra costs as well. Now, we get to do a couple of shows in the major towns across the country,” Muhangi said.

“Some of the towns we are considering are Fort Portal, Arua, Mbale, Lira and definitely Jinja,” he added.

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Why Julius Kyazze is resigning from the Uganda Musicians Association

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Julius Kyazze

Major Lazer in Kampala, ticket details here

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Swangz Avenue boss has resigned as chairperson of the Uganda Musicians Association.

Kyazze, who has been at the association’s helm since its incorporation in November last year, has become too busy to serve satisfactorily in the role.

This is according to his resignation letter in which he noted that, “I cant not fully serve as chairperson due to unforeseen personal commitments.”

He also added, “My last date of engagement will be 30th September. I will facilitate a smooth handover to my predecessor and also remain an active member of the association.”

The Uganda Musicians’ Association was formed to protect and preserve Ugandan music while promoting unity among musicians. It also seeks to organise the music business and facilitate a collective bargaining of its members.

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