One of the most sought after solo jazz saxophonist Marcus Anderson and the Angolan diva, Yola Semedo will be the headline acts at this year’s Jazz & Soul Safari happening on Saturday 2nd September. The event will take place at the Lugogo Cricket Oval Stadium in Kampala under the theme “Wear your dancing shoes”
The annual event that brings together Jazz and Soul lovers from across East & Central Africa for a night of good music and good vibes will be marking 10 years now.
For the 3rd year in a row now, Blackroots Unlimited- the event organizers have put together some exciting tour packages, in partnership with Go Places, for Kenyans who would love to go to this concert in Kampala among other offerings.
Gold Road Package: Ksh30,300 Per Person Sharing
Gold tickets (theater set up style)
- Return Transport from Nairobi
- 3 Nights accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
- Golden Tickets
- Free Pass to Guvnor Club for a night out in Kampala
- Backstage Access to the Artists (for autograph, selfies and the like)
- Free Johnnie Walker Cocktails
Platinum Road Package: Ksh36,300 Per Person Sharing
Return Transport from Nairobi
3 Nights accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
Free Pass to Guvnor Club for a night out in Kampala
Backstage Access to the Artists (for autograph, selfies and the like)
Free Johnnie Walker Cocktails
Free Johnnie Walker bottle for group of 10
Soft drinks and bitings
Platinum tickets(table set up style)
The 10th Edition: Johnnie Walker Jazz & Soul Safari 2017
This momentous year Jazz & Soul Safari has turned things up a notch higher as it welcomes on board a new title sponsor, the world-revered whiskey, Johnnie Walker to bring you– Johnnie Walker Jazz & Soul Safari 2017.
This year’s event features the Angolan diva, Yola Semedo, who will showcase the best of Kizomba music. Yola Semedo is popularly known for tunes such as Volta Amor, Nao Entendo among others. And for all, you Jazz purists, one of the world’s premier saxophonist, Marcus Anderson, will be taking the stage to bring you Jazz & Funk to your heart’s content. The celebrated artist is well known for tunes such as Cup of Joe, All About you and a host of others.
The Birth of Jazz & Soul Safari
The dream to bring Jazz to the masses across East and Central Africa was first conceived by TShaka Mayanja, a well-known Music Promoter, Producer, Songwriter and Lead Bassist to the band, Blackroots Unlimited. TShaka later shared this idea with his friend and host of the popular Jazz Evening show on Radio One FM, Elijah Kitaka.
With support from some generous sponsors the first Jazz Safari concert dubbed, “The Sizzling Jazz Safari”, took place on the 19th December 2008 right outside Ange Mystique at the parking lot. The event featured Saxophonist Eric Marienthal, drummer Oscar Seaton, and host of other local and regional artists. And from that inaugural event Jazz Safari was born and off to a good start.
Jazz & Soul Safari has stood the test of time to become a strong and established brand and can now attract the requisite sponsorship and resources enough to pull off annual concerts consistently. In the year 2009 through the concerts it conducted in Nairobi and Kigali we got a glimpse of what’s possible. This can be done.
Join me as we as we take the road for a trip to Kampala to be part of this momentous celebration of Jazz & Soul music.