For Jazz romantics and soul music enthusiasts, the 9th Annual Nile Gold Jazz and Soul Safari is set to introduce an all new session at this year’s festival.
Scheduled for Saturday 8th October at Lugogo Cricket Oval, the new session has been dubbed the ”AFRO SOUL & RHUMBA CLASSICS”. It (the new session) will be performed live at the festival which will get under way at 3:00pm till midnight.
According to Tshaka Mayanja, founder of the Nile Gold Jazz and Soul Safari; This session will be headlined by living Ugandan music legends; Moses Matovu, Tony Ssenkebejje and Eddy Ganja who will be backed by a stellar cast of seasoned musicians. The legends will be joined on stage by younger but very talented and successful Ugandan artists. Among these, the sultry vocalist Lillian Mbabazi and Saxophonist Michael Kitanda.
This ‘mix’ of our legendary Elders and the young ones performing these classics on the big stage, is something we’re looking forward to a great deal. They will not only perform their classics, but classics by their peers and contemporaries.
The main artist for this year’s Nile Gold Jazz and Soul festival will be the prolific Maxi Priest from England. Accompanied by the trumpeter Lin Rountree and saxophonist Jackiem Joyner from America.
Tickets to the event cost Shs.130,000 for Gold, Platinum goes for Shs.250,000. And for a group of 10 people, they can choose to pay Shs. 2,500,000.
Proceeds from the 9th Annual Jazz and Soul Safari will be chanelled to the Rotary Cancer Run and the game of Cricket.
The event’s organisers “highly doubt anyone will be left seated!” at this year’s festival. And have urged fans to put on the greatest of their “dancing shoes” to the day.