Sweden-based R&B and Hip hop music group, Swahili Nation, will be among the opening acts at this weekend’s Kool & The Gang live in Kampala Concert that will be at the Kololo Airstrip Grounds on the 12th November.
Powered by Tusker Malt Lager and organised by Talent Africa Group and Silk Events, the Kool & The Gang Concert is set to be the biggest disco themed production in Uganda’s history.
With Swahili Nation’s contagious groovy beats, Ugandans will not have a dull moment at the Kololo Airstrip grounds in what might be the most sought after music show of the year 2016.
Swahili Nation was founded back in 1990s by Kenyan brothers, Andrew Muturi, Robert Muturi and the late Tanzanian musician Cool James. It went on to sell numerous records both at home and abroad. However, Cool James later went solo in 1992, paving way for singer Wayne Beckford from London to join the band. Nigerian born Dr. Alban later signed them up with his Sweden-based Dr. Records in 1996 where the well-produced singles Nyama, Malaika, and Hakuna Matata (released in 1996) hit the music charts and received a nomination to Channel O Music Awards in South Africa in 2003.
Through the popularity of “Hakuna Matata” in East Africa, Swahili Nation has had a big influence on the use of the Swahili language in R&B and Hip hop which is now widely enjoyed by both Swahili and non-Swahili speaking communities.
“We are ecstatic at the opportunity of performing on the same stage as the legendary Kool and the Gang band that has inspired a number of us to create lovable and fun music.” exclaimed Andrew Muturi, Swahili Nation band member.
Speaking about the concert, Talent Africa CEO, Aly Alibhai said; “The concert has gained much more momentum and we are also excited to see that people have responded positively to the upcoming concert of the year.”
Swahili Nation will be joined by Saxophonist Isaiah Katumwa and Guitar Maestro and Vocalist Myko Ouma.
Remarking on the popular Swahili Nation band, Uganda Breweries Limited Head of Promotions, Roy Tumwizere said; “Swahili Nation always brings energy and excitement in the room and its performance will be such an amazing addition to this concert as we enjoy cold crisp Tusker Malt Lagers.”
“Bringing first time musical experiences to Uganda is a reward we aim to keep extending to our customers for their loyalty, seeing them having a good time is more than enough.” He added.
Tusker Malt Lager is synonymous with some of the best afro musical acts in Uganda and through Kool & the Gang, consumers can expect a slightly different dimension but all the same a funky musical experience.
Tickets are sold in the Bronze, Silver and Gold categories. Bronze tickets are available at 150k, Silver Tickets at 250k and Gold VVIP tables are 5 million shillings a table.
In line with its support for responsible drinking, Tusker Malt Lager will be maintaining a strict ‘over 18 only’ policy for sale of alcohol.