KAMPALA– It has been over three years with no show and celebrations of the World Music day which is also known as the Fete de la Musique in French.
This time round Alliance Francaise de Kampala (AFK) together with their partners brought the fete on Monday at National Theatre which was successful despite being the beginning of a working official days of the week.
For starters, performances were kicked off at 5: 20pm by Alidekki Brian famously known for his great vibes that promote Uganda as a green and the best destination.
The R’yhthm Afrika a Congolese group chipped with their rap and later spiced it with some urban feeling to cater for chanting young energetic audiences.
To have that mix and balance, the Police band was at full throttle and delivered those classical covers that set the mood right for the audience before ushering in the main acts of the night.
Majnun and the black magic sofa Sofa band graced the stage all clad in black and climsy costumes which depicted the mad man as the name says in arabic.
He was backed up by the band and despite the fact that most people did not understand what he sung about, he had the command of his performance on stage and managed to engage them at all points not forgetting his prowess with the guitar and superb stage control.
As he did the last jam, the audience screamed out for at least one more song that he duly did with steady sounds from the guitar, drums, saxophone and flute.
He kept saying “Kampala Hi and how are you doing? and thanked them for coming through and for showing him love and support as champion of decolonisation across the globe.
After a solid and enriching performance for one hour that ended at about 10:30pm, Ugandan legendary female artiste Rachel Magola hit the stage backed up with good vocalists and traditional dancers delivered a rendition of her classic songs such as “Vooto”, ” Ihaife ” ” Resilience “and Obangaina as the icing to the cake.
In her 30 minutes on stage, every one was kept on their feet dancing to those classic traditional songs that brought smiling faces to audiences who seemed to have got a run for their time as partiers who had come for a Monday evening blast.
Indeed, experience is a key tenet in every thing and she surely displayed her command on stage and climaxed off in style with people atleast sweating after rigorous dancing.