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Saxophonist Darren Rahn arrives for Katumwa concert

By Vision Reporter

Added 24th April 2019 06:03 PM

He arrived one week ahead of the concert with gifted jazz producer Chris Lang

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(L-R) Darren Rahn (right) and producer Chris Lang (left) upon arrival at Entebbe Aitrport with host Isaiah Katumwa. Courtesy Photo

He arrived one week ahead of the concert with gifted jazz producer Chris Lang

Multi-talented entertainer, Darren Rahn landed at Entebbe International Airport on Tuesday ahead of the World Jazz Day concert slated for April 30 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

The concert organised by Isaiah Katumwa in conjunction with Johnnie Walker will also feature multiple Grammy Award winner Angelique Kidjo.

“I am excited to be here. I’ve been all over the world, but it’s my first time in Africa. Expect good groove and good music, music that will touch people’s hearts,” said Rahn.

Rahn arrived one week ahead of the concert with gifted jazz producer Chris Lang and they will facilitate a three-day music workshop organised by Katumwa.

The workshop which involves music lessons, a mentorship programme and donations of music instruments to young passionate talents will have Rahn as a guest speaker and mentor for the youth.

The workshops begin on Wednesday through Friday at the Performing Arts Dept of Makerere University, Greenhill Academy and finally at the African Institute of Music in Lubowa.

Rahn is a multi-talented artist, producer and engineer who has become urban jazz’s most sought after artist abroad. He boasts of over 25 number one radio singles and multiple Grammy nominations over the past 11 years as an artist.

“Johnnie Walker and jazz are synonymous because they appeal to characteristic individuals. We have partnered with our country’s finest saxophonist Isaiah Katumwa to commemorate World Jazz Day over the past few years and we have not been disappointed. We welcome Darren Rahn to Uganda and we know he will give the show his best,” UBL’s luxury portfolio manager, Annette Nakiyaga said.

Tickets to the show go for sh100,000 and sh4m a table at the exclusive concert.

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