French-Senegalese performing group Majnun and the Black-Magic Sofas Sofas will be entertaining music lovers and the French fraternity in Uganda on June 20 to mark the World Music Day at UNCC, National theater in Kampala.
The World Music Day is observed in over 120 countries with a view of encouraging young and amateur musicians to get on stages, perform and showcase their craft.
“We decided to hold this year’s celebrations on 20th June, a day before the international day in order to combine it with the jam session which will be taking place on the day of,” said Mellon Tumusiime, Communications officer at Alliance Francaise.
She added that there will be other performances from local Artists like Brian Aliddeki, The Police Band, Sarah Vauclair, R’Afrika and Rachel Magoola, noting that entry is free.
“Performance will not only be for those who have made it (big artist) but even the upcoming artists will be given an opportunity to perform. We want to bring back to show togetherness with Ugandans who spent almost two years without going to concerts,” she added.
Patrice Gilles, Alliance Francaise Director
Patrice Gilles, Director of Alliance Francaise, noted that before World Music day, another popular French artiste Jean Pierre Smadja aka Smadj, who is internationally recognized for his signature blending acoustic and electronic sounds, will be performing on 16th June 2022 at Alliance Francaise.
Smadj was born in Tunisia but grew up in Paris during his childhood, he listened to Oriental, Brazilian, funk, soul and entered jazz school at the age of 15.