Kampala City to Have Its Inaugural Acapella Concert

Uganda’s music stars Angella Katatumba, Pr Wilson Bugembe, and Maurice Kirya are set to perform at Kampala’s first vocal (acapella) music concert to take place this Sunday.

According to the organizers of the acapella, Music Evolution, the concert is aimed at awakening one of the most appreciated music genres that is available in Uganda, but is hardly given a platform. Organizers said the music evolution concert will take place on December 6, at Theatre La Bonita.

“Early October we indentified young acapellavocally- talented musicians, took them through professional music rehearsals for the last month and a half and we think it is time for us to present them to Ugandans to judge their talents,” said Joseph Sseruka, Music Evolution’s chairman.

He said Music Evolution is looking for a facility to house an academy, audio and video recording and rehearsing studio that will help upcoming musicians to exploit their music talent. Although not much is known of acapella shows in Uganda, Sseruka said they had done their research and hope revellers will get value for their money. Entrance fee starts at Shs 30,000 to Shs 150,000.

“Our initiative is discovering and promoting vocal music we are not going to end in Kampala, but we are heading to all East African countries,” he said.

Acapella lovers will expect to hear good music from groups such as Melody Gents, Evolve band, His Grace, His Image, Cathedral band, For Hyme C4U and Harmonics. Sheila Magambo, a music teacher at Kampala Music School, said acapella is that type of music done strictly without instruments to back up a singer the musicians use their mouths to produce sound of any instrument they would prefer while performing.

Angella Katatumba confirmed her participation and said the public should expect a blast. After we have been fed on so much auto-tune and bubblegum productions, it is about time someone showed how it is really done.

Source : The Observer

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