At National Theatre on Monday June 19th, Alliance Française teamed up with Pearl Rhythm to present several talented upcoming Ugandan artistes at the National Theatre as Day Two of the Fête de la Musique.
Performers included celebrated Ugandan dancer Faizal Mostrixx, who put on a DJ set of danceable sounds fusing African beats and modern dance music, as well as an adorable duo of five year olds playing piano and singing gospel songs. A folk group named Amara Band surprised the crowd with a sweet new sound, and Joash got them dancing to reggae rhythms. Zoey the Story Teller entertained with her stories from Eastern Uganda, and Michael Kitanda shut down the evening with his sweet sax.
The event attracted the regular National Theatre crowd as well as new faces who are following the festival from one event to the next. As the performances began, a program manager from the Theatre took the microphone to assure the audience that National Theatre was to be renovated, not demolished as rumours have it. He thanked everyone for continuing to support the Uganda Cultural Centre.
The Fête de la Musique festival has three more events coming up in Kampala:
- A perfume concert by French artiste Laurent Assoulen on Wednesday June 21 at Sheraton (tickets at the door for 40k).
- Hiphop night at Alliance Française on Bukoto Street on Thursday the 22nd (free)
- The main / final concert at École Française on Lugogo Bypass on Saturday the 24th (free)
All these events start at 7pm.
Photos by Edwin Wamala