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Fans thrilled by the 80’s jams show

By Denis Nsubuga

Added 19th June 2018 09:23 AM

The cast of 30 singers and dancers performed over 40 songs in a show that had full engagement of the audience grooving and singing along to their favourite hits.

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The cast of 30 singers and dancers performed over 40 songs in a show that had full engagement of the audience grooving and singing along to their favourite hits.

PIC: Kasekende entertaining fans at the Singing in the Jam: The 80s show. (Credit: Denis Nsubuga)

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT

KAMPALA- The aura at Bubbles O’learys, an Irish Pub in Kololo over the weekend was wholly oldies. Kampala Amateur Dramatics Society (KADS) staged an exciting music performance of some of the greatest songs of the 1980s.

Dubbed Singing in the Jam: The 80s, the cabaret – an entertainment held in a nightclub or restaurant while the audience eat or drink,  was presented in a style that not only brought the sounds, but also the fashion and dance of the day. The performance imitated the original artiste’s melody beats and dance moves.

For example, when Lorraine Anderson performed Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, she had to bring to life the character of American singer Cyndi Lauper. Even Barbara Kasekende had to dress and act the part to bring out Steve Wonder in his 1984 hit, I Just Called To say I love You.

 The KADS performers doing it on stage 


The cast of 30 singers and dancers performed over 40 songs in a show that had full engagement of the audience grooving and singing along to their favourite hits. 

Directed and scripted by Barbara Kasendeke, the over-two-hour act had a cast of largely amateur performers got through auditions earlier on. But they never disappoint, aptly thrilling the audience to worth the show’s billing.

Running from Friday to Sunday, it was the second annual edition of the themed night, with the first edition last year having random songs. 

Songs ranged from rock, country, American to African pop. The performance ended with Jefferson Starship’s 1986 hit, Nothing is Gonna Stop Us Now.

 The fashion of the day. Back to the 80s

 Revellers could not help grooving to some of their favourite oldies 

 

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