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♫ 🎸 Jamaican artistes who have come to Uganda

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Added 18th October 2019 07:10 PM

Let's run you through the Jamaican reggae and dancehall artistes that have been to Uganda down the years.

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Let's run you through the Jamaican reggae and dancehall artistes that have been to Uganda down the years.

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Friday night is here, good people! YAAAY! Feeling irie?♫ Yes? Okay, now that you have a soft spot for reggae music, you may know already that it is a genre that originated in Jamaica in the 1960s. The Caribbean island nation has for decades had sensational reggae and dancehall exports of the craft, some of whom have come to Uganda to give their fans an intimate feel of their music. Let's run you through the Jamaican artistes that have been to Uganda down the years.

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On September 2, 1997, Buju Banton (centre) makes a Rastafarian gesture upon arrival at Entebbe airport for his show.


The following day, Buju Banton plays with a monkey at Entebbe Wildlife Education Centre.

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On December 28, 1995, Cedellar Booker Marley (right), Bob Marley's mother, upon arrival at Entebbe airport for her show.

 
The reggae icon's mother performs at Sheraton Hotel Gardens on January 5, 1996.

 
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In January 2000, Chaka Demus (left), Spanner (centre) and Pliers appear at Nile Hotel ahead of their show.

 

Chaka Demus and Pliers are promoted on Kampala streets ahead of the Reggae Bash Show at Nile Hotel Gardens.

 

Four years earlier, Chaka Demus and Pliers put up a powerful performance at Nile Hotel in Kampala on September 2, 1996.


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From left, Goofy, Carlene and Red Rat, members of the Rough Cat Band from Jamaica, at Nile Hotel before their show at Lugogo Cricket Oval.

 
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On December 21, 1996, Maxi Priest (right) after a Desert Island Discs programme recording on Capital Radio in Kampala.



The same day, Maxi Priest performs at Sheraton Gardens.


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Check out members of Shaggy's band upon arrival at Entebbe airport on January 27, 1998.



In September 1998, Red Rat and Goofy leave the airport upon arrival at Entebbe for their show at Lugogo.

 
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Revellers during the Third World Concert at Nile Gardens on January 1, 1996.


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Remember Shabba Ranks? He was in Uganda too. On May 22, 1998, the musician gives an impromptu performance at Grand Imperial Hotel.



Here, he does what he does best at Nile Hotel.


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Shaggy performs at Nile Gardens on January 31, 1998.

 

He was back in Uganda five years later, seen here entertaining revellers at Speke Resort Munyonyo on December 31, 2003.

 

On October 24, 1998, the Jamaican reggae sensation performs at Entebbe Resort Beach.

 
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Spanner Banner and Chaka Demus at Entebbe airport ahead of their show at Nakivubo Stadium.

Remember it?

 

On March 25, 1997, Spanner Banner (left), Chaka Demus (centre) and Pliers (right) have refreshments at Nile Hotel.


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On December 28, 1997, Starkey Banton performs at Entebbe Resort Beach.

 
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On April 7, 2004, dancehall superstar Sean Paul (left) with Jose Chameleon at a party at Capital Radio FM, Kisementi.

 

Obsessions prepare to hit the stage at the Capital FM Party organised to welcome  Sean Paul.


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Sean Kingston. Bet you recall him. Here on September 16, 2011, he performs at Lugogo Cricket Oval.


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Konshens performing again in Uganda.


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Jamaican reggae artist Jamar McNaughton is popularly known as Chronixx. His stage name replaced the name "Little Chronicle", which he was given because of his father, the singer "Chronicle".

He has also been in Uganda.

 



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