For lovers of jazz, Tuesday evening was unforgettably magical. The night was tailor-made for fans of jazz and African music.
The Isaiah Katumwa Concert provided a generous serving of both at Kampala Serena Hotel.
The concert which was aligned to commemorate the International World Jazz Day, had fans revel in style and glamor as the two internationally acclaimed guest artists Angelique Kidjo and Darren Rahn, put up a show-stopping performance.
Best known for her timeless classics from the nineties, ‘Wombo Lombo’ and ‘Agolo’ revelers were taken on an emotional roller coaster as Angelique Kidjo delivered back to back hits off her Grammy Award winning albums.
During the show, Kidjo paid tribute to the legendary Miriam Makeba and the salsa star that evidently touched souls.
Just as good was talented saxophonist Darren Rahn who teamed up with the man of the night Isaiah Katumwa on stage as they performed their song ‘Home Away’ and later invited Chris Lang who switched up the vibes with enchanting jazz tunes.
“Tonight’s show was an amazing experience with performances by phenomenal artistes. This concert celebrates jazz which has greatly evolved in the Ugandan industry largely thanks to Isaiah Katumwa.
He stands out as an icon of progress, who keeps walking and Johnnie Walker is proud to be part of this journey,” said Annette Nakiyaga, Head of Luxury Portfolio, UBL.
Shalma wowed fans with his craft as he played his guitar using his teeth. Fenon Events also out did themselves with an exquisite state of the art set up and crystal clear sound for the night.
The combination of the three incredible award-winning artists on stage provided the icing on the cake for those who were lucky enough to be at Serena Hotel’s Victoria Hall on a truly remarkable evening.
Started in 2011, the show which has become an annual event organized by Katumwa and sponsored by Johnnie Walker, is a celebration of African jazz artistes who have made it big both internationally and locally.