South Africa’s multi-award winning house band Mi Casa, will be headlining the 13th Edition of Blankets and Wine in Kampala on 10th July, 2016 alongside some of Uganda’s best afro-pop and afro-fusion acts.
The 13th edition of the premier Afro-based musical experience powered by Tusker Malt Lager will be held at its proverbial home, the Uganda Museum with dazzling performances lined up from Uganda’s top multi-talented female sensation Mo-Roots, top saxophonist Kirya Kuti, Tusker Project Fame 4 winner Davis Ntare, multilingual songbird, Jackie Akello and the headline act, Mi Casa from South Africa.
Mi Casa, a house band based in Johannesburg, South Africa, consists of 3 members, Dr. Duda – the pianist, J’Something – the vocalist and guitarist, and Mo-T – the trumpeter.
The group’s first album titled Micasa Music, went gold and won several awards at the 18th Annual South Africa Music Awards in 2012.
Hits such as Turn You On, Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend and These Streets earned them three nominations at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards.
Although hailing from diverse backgrounds, these lads put together weave musical magic that is highly infectious and undeniably groovy.
Mo-Roots will add spice to an already dazzling nuance of artists. Widely renowned for her multi-talent; instrumentalist, song writer and currently the best female saxophonist in Uganda, Mo-Roots’ energetic performance will be a welcome addition to the revelers who will flock the Uganda Museum, Blankets and Wine Kampala’s proverbial home.
Rising star and super saxophonist, Kirya Kuti, will be sampling revelers with the finest from his dazzling jazz compilation at his debut Blankets and Wine performance.
Davis Ntare, 2010 Tusker Project Fame 4 winner and Jackie Akello an African contemporary and urban music performer who sings in popular languages like Acholi, Luganda, Swahili and English to complete the star studded artist line up.
Alex Tusingwire, the Brand Manager Tusker Malt Lager said; “Blankets and Wine Kampala? experience keeps getting bigger and better with each passing edition. The blend of music genres and acts lined up for this 13th edition will deliver an awesome experience for our Tusker Malt consumers. We are excited to have Mi Casa, all the way from South Africa headlining this edition. We have an array of activities lined up this time round to keep our revelers glued.”
“Blankets and Wine is East Africa’s premier music experience, designed to showcase outstanding musicians in the emerging genres of afro-based music. As Tusker Malt Lager, we appreciate our consumers and thus, give them an opportunity to discover some of the finest afro-based music acts through Blankets and Wine.” He added
A quarterly, picnic style music festival, Blankets and Wine is East Africa’s premier music experience, designed to showcase outstanding musicians in the emerging genres of afro-based music.
“So prepare to your mats, picnic baskets complete with some ice cold Tusker Malt Lager and head to the Uganda Museum grounds on the 10th of July to enjoy the sun, food and good music.“ remarked Tusingwire.
Entrance fee is 100,000 UGX at the Uganda Museum and gates open at 12:00pm on Sunday July 10, 2016.
In line with its support for responsible drinking, Tusker Malt Lager will be maintaining a strict ‘over 18 only’ policy for sale of alcohol.