On Sunday, the guys of Qwela, definitely spearheaded by Joe Kahirimbanyi the founder, veered off their usual script of teaming up particular talents for an edition.
There’s nothing that the guys at Qwela Junction haven’t done to satisfy the show’s ardent followers. Although it would be fair to say that last year’s Guitar Maestros and Sax Aces still top the list of editions Qwela has offered since the show’s resumption last year.
In between there have been the Divas’ and Crooners’ editions featuring some of the exceptional female and male singing talents we have today but it remains fair to say the guitarists and saxophonist delivered incredible time.
On Sunday, the guys of Qwela, definitely spearheaded by Joe Kahirimbanyi the founder, veered off their usual script of teaming up particular talents for an edition. This time they decided to blend them, perfect way of sealing off the year. After guests had done enough of free of Nile Gold beers, the show ensued.
Saxophonists, vocalists, guitarists, flutists and even a comedian (Oh, Pablo was the host, sorry) all lined up. That lineup comprised Rita Sabiiti on flute, Micheal Kitanda and his brother Happy Kyazze on saxophones, Kenneth Mugabi sang and plucked his guitar, Sam Kimera displayed his vocal prowess while Sandra Suubi and Solome Basuuta just belted their large souls out.
To most, the saxophone siblings nailed it and tilted everyone’s souls. It comes as no surprise that Kitanda and Happy. K. as he is commonly known did that, having honed their skills listening to a lot of John Coltrane’s music, but the singing souls of Suubi, Basuuta and MoRoots could not go unnoticed, especially when they did a Christmas carol.
There were other incredible performers on set like guitarist Charmant Mushaga and Roy Kasika on drums. And that is how Qwela Junction sealed this year.