DNA Lounge in Kololo was the scene of mass enjoyment on Saturday when Singer Pallaso alias ‘King of the East’ and his live band took the stage for the ‘Bell Jamz Listeners Experience.’
The evening got off to a slow start on account of the rain, but the venue was packed by 10 pm as Team Good Music and Leone Island warmed the stage right before Pallaso delivered an electrifying performance of all his hits.
A surprise guest performance from dancehall songstress Spice Diana ensured the crowd barely had a chance to warm their seats as the mood was set for an evening of dancing.
Francis Kirabira, the Bell Lager brand manager, who took the stage shortly before the main act said, “Bell Jamz was initiated for this exact reason: for Bell Lager to interact with their customers and for talented Ugandan recording artists to get a platform from which they can showcase their amazing talents.”
He appreciated the attendees for braving the cold to support Pallaso and Bell Lager and promised even more on the way.
During the performance, Pallaso lamented on some of his struggles before achieving success including spending time in prison as well as a particularly depressing period in 2017 after his “Soma” show at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds received an extremely low turn up.
The evening was made extra special as a result of the presence of Mama Mayanja, mother to the Mayanja brothers – Jose Chameleone, Weasel, Pallaso, the late AK47 and Humphrey who was also in attendance.
Pallaso gave a hearty tribute to his mother with the song Mama, which he used to urge the emotional crowd to appreciate their mothers.
The Bell Jamz Listeners Experience was launched in 2019 as a musical experience that features a Ugandan artist performing all their hits with a live band.
The show was the third edition, with the first being headlined by ‘Olina Work’ maverick Beenie Gunter followed by Kent and Flosso of the ‘Byafayo’ fame.