American Music Trio Major Lazer to Perform in Kampala

American electronic dance music trio, Major Lazer, is set to perform in Kampala ChimpLyf has learnt.

The group which consists of record producer Diplo, DJs Jillionaire (Christopher Leacock) and Walshy Fire (Leighton Paul Walsh) will be performing in Kampala on 8th October 2018 in a show dubbed ‘Refresh your beat with Major Lazor sound system’.

However, organizers of the event Talent Africa Group are yet to disclose the venue for the much anticipated concert.

Talent Africa Group CEO Ally Allibhai during the announcement yesterday in Luzira

It should be noted that one of their own DJ Diplo real name Thomas Wesley Pentz held a successful concert in Kampala at Golf Course hotel last year.

The trio will be performing alongside some of Uganda’s biggest artists.

Talent Africa Group’s Ally Allibhai is responsible for negotiating the deal to have the globally celebrated entertainers perform in Kampala and has partnered with Nile Breweries Limited brand Club Pilsner to ensure the event is a success.

Major Lazer has released three full-length albums: Guns Don’t Kill People..Lazers Do in 2009, Free the Universe in 2013, and Peace is the Mission in 2015.

They have also released two EPs: Apocalypse Soon in March 2014, which featured vocal contributions from Pharrell Williams and Sean Paul, and Know No Better in 2017, which featured appearances from Camila Cabello, Quavo, Travis Scott, and J Balvin, among others.


Major Lazer has also notably produced Reincarnated, the debut Reggae album by SNoop Dogg under his ‘Snoop Lion’ persona.

In March 2018, Billboard named Major Lazer as number five on their 2018 ranking of dance musicians titled Billboard Dance 100.

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