is a new Kampala band that was formed last year by a group of
Ugandan instrumentalists, singers and rappers that wanted to
feel free to create their music and have all embraced each
other's styles to make music which anyone can find a tune, a
kick and snare sequence or a rhythm to relate to. They have
influences from Rock, Reggae, Hip-hop, Jazz, Blues and Afro
the Tsunami song? The Tsunami catastrophe has reached
unimaginable proportions. The first reports from the Indian
ocean states that were affected by the gigantic waves stated
that 8,000 people were feared dead but the Indonesian
authorities in the latest report say that 220,000 are confirmed
dead in Indonesia alone. This means that the total death toll
from the disaster is about 280,000 and the way things are going,
this could still rise.
been unprecedented support from all nations for the affected
region and Uganda's U4ria have come up with a song for the
Tsunami titled 'Big wave breaking', which they hope, in their
words, will "help draw more attention to the plight of many that
suffered tremendous loss when the big wave broke". It has active
participation from all members of the band and was recorded live
by The Blood Brothers at their studio in Bukesa. It was
digitally mastered by The Goodenuff studios in Makindye.
vocals were written and performed by Ben Cruise who also doubles
as an acoustic guitar player for the group. Other members are
Maurice Kirya, a vocalist who did the backups for this piece and
Papito of Klear Kut, who's the Swahili and French rapper and
Hip-hop influence for the the band.
Michael Nsubuga on the lead and syncopation guitar, Harry II
Lwanga on the bass guitar, Festo Mugumbya on the keyboards, Eric
Sabiiti on drums and Ali Mukiibi on the percussions.
Now as you
surf, the song is being distributed to all the leading radio
stations in Uganda and very soon, it shall be premiered on our
songs page for you to listen online
are regular performers at Blue Mango in Ntinda every Friday from
8:30 PM. Previously, they run a Jazz Nite at Steak Out and they
also do performances at other places.