Uganda’s Jazz Star, Isaiah Katumwa organized a two-day music workshop last week at Makerere University and African Institute of Music in Lubowa.
During the workshop, American Jazz singer Darren Rahn advised the MAK and AIOM music students to always embrace humility if they are to succeed and make it to anywhere in the World.
“You should all make everyday a learning experience. Embrace humility so as to succeed in life. This adds onto your value and worth as a person and will always motivate you to do your best in improving yourself and your craft,” said Darren.
Katumwa on the other hand, shared some of the vital techniques on his music journey in the industry and pumped students with eye-opening lessons on how to pursue their dreams in life.
Organized by Isaiah Katumwa and facilitated by Chris Lang and American saxophonist Darren Rahn, the workshop entailed a mentorship, music classes and a give-away of instruments to the passionate students from both institutes.
The workshop attracted a number of students majoring in music and passionate to learn more about music and the entertainment industry.
Speaking at the workshop, Isaiah Katumwa revealed that the major aim for the workshop, was to help Music students realize and reach their potential.
“We organized this workshop to help these students realize and reach their potential. Our youth need to be guided on ways to handle themselves in this very demanding industry.
It is all about staying true to yourself, being creative and showing dedication to your craft but above all putting all your trust in God,” said Katumwa.
Katumwa and Darren also shared their past personal struggles and their perspective on life in a heartfelt moment that touched hearts as they urged students to follow their desires and dreams, no matter the limitations.
The workshop, which is part of the annual ‘Johnnie Walker Isaiah Katumwa’ concert happening in April 30 at Serena Hotel Kampala, saw over 50 music instruments donated to the aspiring students in a bid to perfect their music craft.
The upcoming concert will be headlined by two phenomenal artists, Angelique Kidjo and Darren Rahn with tickets available at Kampala Serena Hotel at Shs200,000 and a table going for Shs4M