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Qwela-Junction to give fans a touch of jazz

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th April 2015 06:15 PM

The second season of Qwela-Junction is set to start on April 26 at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Qwela-Junction to give fans a touch of jazz

The second season of Qwela-Junction is set to start on April 26 at Kampala Serena Hotel.

By Steven Odeke

The second season of Qwela-Junction is set to start on April 26 at Kampala Serena Hotel.


So, while fans wait with bated breath, the Beat-Magazine and XFM sponsored event promises to deliver the kind of jazz, afro-fusion and other genres with a fresh feel to it, according to the band's leader Joe Kahirimbanyi.

Revealing this at the unveiling held at Vision Group headquarters, Monday afternoon, Kahirimbanyi said they gave the gig a break last year to strategise and come back with a bigger and better event that will connect all sorts of music fans in one night.

"We gave it a break because we wanted to make it better and give fans a series of concerts with musicians we feel are virtuosos on stage in their different fields of music," said Kahirimbanyi.

Qwela junction started in 2012 as an event headlined by Qwela band before plunging into a hiatus. This edition will have Qwela band backing up all performers who will include Maurice Kirya, Myko Ouma, Ian Businge, Kaz Kasozi and Charmant Mushaga. 

At the unveiling, Vision Group is marketing manager, Digital and Broadcasting, Keith Kuyoh, said they couldn't resist to partner with Qwela for this event because of the direction the event took.

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(L-R) Qwela Bands' Joe Kahirimbayi with Vision Group's marketing manager, Digital and Broadcasting, Keith Kuyoh, Kas Kasozi and guitarist Ian after the press conference on the launch of the Qwela Junction at the Vision Group head offices

"When they approached us to partner them, it all sounded good. And, because we have The Beat Magazine that publishes mature entertainment content, we partnered straight away.

"XFM are also the other partners in this project because we have played Qwela's music before on radio, Maurice Kirya's music, Kasozi's music and Myko's, so it was all good and we know it will be a success," added Kuyoh.

Guitarist Kasozi said he looked forward to perform on the event because it is a platform to learn and exchange ideas with other artistes.

"I am an insular musician who likes to get my musical ideas all alone most times, which is bad for me. But I have been with Qwela and seeing that other artistes are coming on board, we will surely learn a lot from each other as we give fans some blues, afro-fusion and other genres."

Qwela Junction will be held quarterly in a series of concerts with different themes.
 

Qwela-Junction to give fans a touch of jazz

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