We travel Pan Africa with our February 2019 music schedule Qwela (Uganda), Mandla Mlangeni(South Africa), Sofaz (Reunion Island) and back home to our own Atemi(Kenya)
We begin with the Afro Fusion group Qwela from Uganda. Check out their profile below.
Qwela is a lively seven piece Afrofusion Band from Uganda the East of Africa.
Their music is a passionate blend of a Ugandan folk sound infused with flavors of Jazz, Reggae, Blues and Rock sometimes. Their unique sound is derived from the mix of different musical backgrounds of all the members against a backdrop of their African cultural background. Qwelas music carries a message of love, hope and togetherness.
Qwela are award winners for best live band in PAM awards(two time) Olive Awards, Uganda Entertainment Awards, Rising star Wards among others and have been named top band of the year in various annual music surveys Nationwide.
Qwela has a wide range of performance, from original songs to covers of chart topping popular Ugandan and traditional songs.
When it comes to discography, Qwela has recorded two albums i.e.; Kidepo and Afrotopia. Both have been well received with the singles Mama Tokaaba and Eija Nkutware receiving airplay on radio stations nationwide.
The Band has also showcased alongside international names like Salif Keita (Mali), Nneka (Nigeria), Eric Wainaina (Kenya),Mafiki Zolo (South Africa), Ali Kiba (Tanzania) Waje (Nigeria),
Qwela has also had great performances over the years and these include;
Qwela and Salif Keita live in Kampala,
Sauti Za Busara Music Festival Zanzibar,
Kidepo live concert in Nairobi, Qwela Live in Mombasa,
Rhythm and Life Concert Kampala,
Qwela Live in Concert Kampala
The Qwela Junction Concert series.
Coke studio Africa
Check out Qwela in the following video links
- J’s Fresh Kitchen accepts reservations so please make a reservation for a table should you know you will be coming for dinner.
- The number for reservations is 0707612585.
- J’s Westlands is a 23 years and older venue.
- The show starts promptly at 8pm so tables are held till 8pm after which they are opened to other customers.