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Maxi Priest to headline the Annual Nile Gold Jazz and Soul Safari

By Steven Odeke

Added 22nd March 2016 11:33 AM

When contacted to confirm the Maxi Priest whirlwind, Tshaka Mayanja, the event's co-founder, asked everyone to wait for official communication. He only opened up on the event's change of titles. "The event now is The Annual Nile Gold Jazz and Soul Safari," he said.

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Maxi Priest

When contacted to confirm the Maxi Priest whirlwind, Tshaka Mayanja, the event's co-founder, asked everyone to wait for official communication. He only opened up on the event's change of titles. "The event now is The Annual Nile Gold Jazz and Soul Safari," he said.


British reggae vocalist of Jamaican descent Maxi Priest could be the main act at the Annual Nile Gold Jazz and Soul Safari.

According to one insider, Maxi Priest renowned for songs like "Wild World" "Just A Little Longer" and "Close To You" will be making his second appearance on Ugandan soil, 20 years since he last performed here, as he graces the annual event that has since changed officially from just being "The Annual Nile Gold Jazz Safari" to "Nile Gold Jazz And Soul Safari."

When contacted to confirm the Maxi Priest whirlwind, Tshaka Mayanja, the event's co-founder, asked everyone to wait for official communication. He only opened up on the event's change of titles. "The event now is The Annual Nile Gold Jazz and Soul Safari," he said.

"We have followed the Jamaican annual one. Theirs is called Jamaica Jazz and Blues. It fuses jazz inspired genres.

 

"In other words, we will continue having jazz and soul acts, and the title of the event now represents that."

But all signs show Maxi Priest will be the headline act on the ninth edition alongside jazz players Jackiem Joyner and Lin 'Soul-Trumpeter' Rountree.

Priest does reggae music sprinkled with R&B influence, a craft that has put him in the pantheon of reggae fusion artistes of all time.

The event has hosted several artistes of pedigree in jazz and soul the past editions like Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, Chuck Loeb, Keith Sweat, Reginna Belle, Jonathan Butler, Joe Thomas and Eric Marienthal among others.

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