The Ebonies Praises Kabaka in Awaangale

The Ebonies have composed a song for the Kabaka called Awangaale, which they plan to launch in August, when Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga visits the UK for ettoffaali – fundraising for Buganda’s construction projects.

Essentially, the song praises Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi and his katikkiro for a job well-done. Last weekend, The Ebonies had a joint show [Imbaraga z’Orukundo] with members of the former Goodlyfe crew [Mowzey Radio and Weasel] and Karim Ssaava as they took the audience through their recent tour of Rwanda.

While in Kigali, The Ebonies had shows at Serena hotel and it would last weekend was for the Rwandans that didn’t make it to Kigali. For they did come in big numbers, and seemed to love every bit of it. Even John Ngarambe, the popular official from the Rwandan embassy, clapped repeatedly albeit diplomatically as he followed the proceedings.

During the interval, The Ebonies took the audience down the blood-stained memory lane of the 1994 genocide. This left many jeering and cursing those cruel hands that butchered hundreds of thousands of Tutsis and moderate Hutus. But back on stage the action was all cheers – rather than jeers. Besides the drama, fans were treated to several 2014 original Ebony compositions performed live.

Songs like Manvuuli, Nimechoka, Operation Ngambo, Busy Bee, My Story and Maama Yo were performed by a combination of Ebony vocalists like Hil D, Nico Jay, Charlotte Kalungi and Little P, and veterans such as Sam Bagenda [Dr. Bbosa] and Fauziah Nakiboneka.

When Mowzey and Weasel hit the stage at 10pm, it was all clear that the show was coming to an end, but not before the duo did more than ten songs. And when the curtains were drawn, some fans were heard promising to return the following day.

Source : The Observer

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