Kenya’s Afro-fusion King, Eric Wainaina is set to light up the ninth edition of the Tusker Malt Lager sponsored Blankets and Wine Kampala slated for May 3, 2015 at the Uganda Museum grounds in Kampala.
A household name in his native Kenya, Wainaina will perform at the highly anticipated quarterly, picnic style event alongside Uganda’s singing duo, Radio and Weasel of the Goodlyfe Crew, Suzan Kerunen and Janzi Band.
Wainaina has a reputation for speaking the truth to those in power. His song ‘Nchi Ya Kitu Kidogo’, released way back in 2001 is a powerful indictment of corruption and the kick-back culture that had blighted Kenyan politics.
Arguably East Africa’s best duo, Moze Radio and Weasel have been consistent over the years churning out big hits often. In 2013, they became Uganda’s first ever BET awards nominees in the Best International Artist (Africa) category.
Their songs like Neera, Ntunga, Hellena plus old hits like Nakudata, Nyumbani, Nyambura, Zuena, Bread and Butter, Amaaso and Magnetic are still popular with the Ugandan and East African audience. Their performance at the ninth edition of Blankets and Wine will be much anticipated.
Also scheduled to perform is Suzan Kerunen and Janzi Band. Kerunen, a two time Kora Awards nominee writes and performs African contemporary music in Alur, her mother tongue. She uses Njige, Agwara and Ndara drums from West Nile which gives her music rich African sounds
Suzan Kerunen is a great musician and one of the most respected world music artists because of the type of songs she performs.
Phoebe Nakabazzi, the Tusker Malt Lager Brand Manager says that this being the opening Blankets and Wine Kampala of 2015, there is need to give revelers some fresh blood in the music world as well as a wide range of musical genres.
“The choice of music for this event is rich and varied. Eric Wainaina is an icon whose music cuts right through issues affecting society. We are excited to have him at the event. Moze Radio and Weasel’s music will give our revelers the opportunity to showcase their dancing skills. Suzan’s (Kerunen) music reminds us of our roots. This will be a very exciting event,” she said.
A quarterly, picnic style music festival, Blankets and Wine is sponsored by Tusker Malt Lager,the beer that is brewed using the freshest, finest malt and hops, to give you a fresh, crisp taste that no other beer can. Unlike other beers our malt lager is nurtured on our finest fields, brewed here and delivered to outlets next door, giving us a beer of incomparable freshness.
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.
“We will not have any tickets sales at the gate going forward.Tickets will be purchased online on Kaymu.co.ug so we urge everyone to make their purchases on time,” Nakabazzi added.