Mi Casa turns up the ante at the 13th Blankets and Wine Edition

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The 13th edition of the Tusker Malt Lager sponsored Blankets and Wine Kampala social event was all that had been promised to be. The blend of Davis Ntare, Jackie Akello, Mo Roots, and the main act Mi Casa were a perfect set up of Afro-pop with a Jazzy feel blended in by Kirya Kuti showed why Blankets and Wine is still the social event of the year.

J Something performing at the Blankets & Wine XIII
J Something performing at the Blankets & Wine XIII

With a remarkable turn up at the Uganda Museum grounds, the proverbial home of Blankets and Wine Kampala, revelers were at the grounds as early as midday.

The show kicked off at 2pm with House of DJs entertaining revelers with various DJs taking to the turntables.

Mo Roots with Solome and Sandra Suubi perform at the Blankets a& Wine XIII
Mo Roots with Solome and Sandra Suubi perform at the Blankets a& Wine XIII

Davis Ntare opened up the day’s performances as he took to the stage with his the multi-fusion Zouk combined with and art of Jazz, afro fusion and an element of Reggae. It is his songs like Sheka Sheka, No vacancy, Rise, Wanna Make love and Sisinkana that made the revelers sing along and dance to the music.

Mo Roots performing at the Blankets & Wine XIII
Mo Roots performing at the Blankets & Wine XIII

Jackie Akello’s African contemporary and urban music brought a change of mood as she sang in various popular languages like Acholi, Luganda, Swahili and English.

Top saxophonist, Mo-Roots added more fervor to an already energetic mood as she performed many of her songs to the revelers. Elegantly clad in a fashionable Afro style dress, she put up a performance that left the revelers asking for more of her saxophone beats.

Revelers at Blankets & WIne
Revelers at Blankets & Wine

At this point, the Tusker Malt VIP tent in particular was a hive of activity as free drinks and eats kept on flowing for all.

When Mi Casa later on took the stage, the party was only getting started. J’Something – the vocalist and guitarist was clearly astonished by the atmosphere of the crowd that had been waiting anxiously for the South African band. When they played the ‘Jika’ song, the revelers went into a sing-along that was only similar to an anthem.

Revelers enjoying themselves at Blankets & Wine XIII
Revelers enjoying themselves at Blankets & Wine XIII

“Our journey has been an exciting one and we are proud to have watched the property grow in leaps and bounds to become the most anticipated event in Uganda’s social calendar. We aim basically to enhance the Blankets and Wine experience whilst giving our consumers the chance to enjoy the best afro music,” said Alex Tusingwire, the Tusker Malt Lager Brand Manager.

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“In the past 12 editions, several artistes like Oliver Mtukudzi, Freshly Ground, Liquideep, Just a Band, among others have performed in Kampala. Now we can add Mi Casa to the list.” he added.

Blankets & Wine provides a platform for appreciation to consumers by show casing the rich African talent and in LIVE performances by a wide array of artists.

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Blankets & Wine provides a platform for appreciation to consumers by show casing the rich African talent and in LIVE performances by a wide array of artists.

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