Sauti Ya Africa thrill audience at Sound Cup

Saturday June 14 2014

Sauti Ya Africa boys perform at Sound Cup,

Sauti Ya Africa boys perform at Sound Cup, Garden City Kampala, on Thursday last week. PHoto by Arafat Ndugga 

By Arafat Ndugga, Isaac

It was an opera musical affair and vocal experience at Sound Cup, Garden City last Thursday when a band of four talented men of the Sauti Ya Africa fame held an evening show filled with acoustic performances that left revellers in applause.
The one-hour performance, from the former students of Kampala Music School, showcased the creativity and professionalism by the crew when Ben Katumba, Francis Mutesasira, George Ssemaganda and Charles Dickens utilised guitars, keyboards and flutes, accompanied with their voices to drown the audience in soothing music.
They melodically performed different songs from their old albums that included Beautiful, Don’t You Ever, How Do I and those that they played out of request from the revelers, like Can You Feel, Endless, Beautiful In My Eyes.
Towards the culmination of the show, selected revellers were given a chance to join the band and sing along as the crew offered a musical experience with sophisticated jazz, laid-back rhythm, blues and instrumentals.

Shows at Sound cup

Five months back, Maurice Kirya, the proprietor of the cafe, started hosting musicians every first Thursday of the month. On each particular Thursday, each musician has the stage to him/herself. Kirya was the first to perform, followed by Irene Ntale, MoRoots and Richy and now Sauti Ya Africa.