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Qwela Junction returns with bass guitarists

Qwanza Music returns this Sunday at Serena with another edition of Qwela Junction. This time round, the focus will be on bass guitarists, in what has been dubbed ‘Bosses Of Bass.’

The last edition was the Christmas one held in December last year.  The event returns with a new sponsor, Tusker Lite and has promised a show way bigger than the previous editions.

Representing the sponsors at a press conference at Kampala Serena on Tuesday, Grace Namutebi, the brand manager of premium brands at Uganda Breweries Limited, said they have come on board because the event resonates with their target audience and it will be a night to remember.

(L-R): Sammy Kasule, Grace Namutebi and Joe Kahiri

Afsa Umutesi, representing House of Deejays, the partner organizers alongside Qwanza Music, called upon Ugandans to come out and support local talent.

“We have been talking about supporting local talent a lot of late. It’s time to walk the talk,” she said. Joe Kahiri described this edition as “Top-notch, very unique and truly Ugandan,”adding: “It will be a long time before you see this kind of show again. This time we are bringing the bass guitar to the fore.”

The lineup has Tshaka Mayanja, Ernest Otim, Mutabingwa, Josh Mutebi and Sammy Kasule. Kahiri revealed that several factors determined which guitarists to line up, the major one being their schedules.

That explains why names like Sam Bisaso and Allan Okia are missing. He said Uganda is beaming with so much talent it is not easy to pick who will make the line up, but added that it gives one the opportunity to line up totally different faces at another edition.

Kahiri also noted that the show will be more than just bass guitars, but kept details under wraps, promising that revelers will be blown away by the surprises lined up in every set.

Tickets cost Shs 50,000 and Shs 150,000 for VIP, and Shs 1.5m for a table.


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