Friday, February 4, 2011

Our Uganda Friday: 04th February, 2011

by Darlyne Komukama

The local music scene in Uganda has always involved live music with the performers playing instruments as much as singing. With more Westernised influence, however, much of our music is studio produced and auto-tuned. Not that there's anything wrong with that since musical tastes are fluid but it does leave a gap that live bands like Afrigo and Percussion Discussion are adequately trying to fill.

The Magic Hornz, started by Percussion Discussion alumni Cornelius Isabirye is one such act. They play the trumpet, saxophone, trombone, bass guitar, keyboard, drums: both Ugandan and otherwise and also use vocals to produce a fresh take of Afro-jazz.

They will be holding a concert dubbed 'Beyond Borders' at Alleygators in Garden City, tonight starting at 8pm for UShs10,000 so check it out.

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