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Kitanda blows jazz fans with his sax

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th July 2014 11:49 AM

Michael Kitanda is slowly finding his footing on the local music industry as witnessed last Thursday at the Sound Cup coffee cafe, Garden City with the sizeable number of fans that attended.

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By Steven Odeke
 
Michael Kitanda is slowly finding his footing on the local music industry as witnessed last Thursday at the Sound Cup coffee cafe, Garden City with the sizeable number of fans that attended. 
 
He used the night to let his growing fan base into his recently released album titled “Saxfaction” that was funded by the crowd for completion through Fezah, one organization that has taken up the role of helping certain artists record albums and connect them to their fans. 
 
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In Kitanda’s combo on the night that comprised Sheeba Shahai who offered reverential vocals, superb guitarist Charmant Mushanga on guitar and one Timothy on trumpet, the night predicted a fine musical time. 
 
He started off his performance at 8:00pm with Michael Jackson’s Human Nature and his ingenuity as a soloist was superbly showcased from that point. 
 
Kitanda took on dazzling solo turns on most of his pieces and covers like Tevin Cambells’s “Can We Talk”, Falling In Love, Aziz Azion’s Wampisa, Careless Whispers and his own folk piece Ssemujja engaging fans that were excited and mainly youthful. 
 
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Mushanga, a city guitarist known as the “new Richard Bona,” also in studio finalising his album under the watchful eye of Fezah, provided complementary ballast to the band on the evening letting his stringing instincts take over.
 
It was a wonderful evening for everyone and the band players. 
 
By the time Kitanda blew the title track Saxfaction at 10:30pm, fans had either decided on buying the CDs on sale at the venue or to ask Fezah’s Elijah Kitaka to distribute one at their homes and offices over the week.
 
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