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Kads Band Hits New Heights

By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd April 2003 03:00 AM

A few years ago the Ugandan charts were somewhat lacking in inspiration. Save for Afrigo Band and a few kadongo kamu singers like Fred Sebatta, Paul Kafeero, bland, ill-equipped pub bands and cartoon-like artists grid-locked the local charts.

A few years ago the Ugandan charts were somewhat lacking in inspiration. Save for Afrigo Band and a few kadongo kamu singers like Fred Sebatta, Paul Kafeero, bland, ill-equipped pub bands and cartoon-like artists grid-locked the local charts.

By Vision Reporter
A few years ago the Ugandan charts were somewhat lacking in inspiration. Save for Afrigo Band and a few kadongo kamu singers like Fred Sebatta, Paul Kafeero, bland, ill-equipped pub bands and cartoon-like artists grid-locked the local charts.
To date, seldom can the term ‘genius’ be applied to the recordings released on the local market. The computer and the urge to make quick bucks has killed off imagination. We have artists in this country who, in their unfortunate ignorance, seem to have no time for creativity.
Shoals of dull, similar-sounding songs then flood the market. But as local artists continued compromising quality for quantity, along came Kads Band, drenched in attitude, saying they were a band with a difference. They have lived up to this. They became one of the few bands who write good, head-nodding music.
They write in languages like Runyakitara and Lugisu. Because of this recognisable affinity for traditional fusion, they have become the toast of the city and have cultivated a large, nation-wide fan base.
Kads have got their timing right again with the new album titled “Kads Band Volume 4.” The new album is another example of what has made them the bread and butter of many music lovers. Once again Kads Band set a new fashion with sugar sweet songs. Producers Steve Jean and Andrew Kiwanuka of AV1 Studios gave it bewitching instrumentation, wrapping it in an edgy but sweet zouk-like sound.
Kads’ latest album has set the country ablaze. The new release also showcases band members as flamboyant artists who write sound music with good simple harmonic structures.
They have developed a cheerful confidence to go along with these rather personal, sometimes smug, tunes. Kamukama, director of Kads Band, says: “We have been striving to create an identity and I think with this albums we have finally achieved it. We want the people to listen to our music and say: ‘that is Kads Band playing.’ ”
Indeed, Titi’s Segwanga is excellently written, though the lyrics are deceptively vulgar, as many who have listened to the track will attest. Akiiki Romeo also reminds us that we live in a give-and-take, scratch-my-back- and-I-will-scratch-yours world. Nothing is for free. That is why we pay for parking.
In these often foggy music times, it is always great to have a Kads band product in the house. Ends

Kads Band Hits New Heights

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