They mesmerized many with almost random performances along Kampala road in 2014– it all started at Watoto Church with the Bantu Clan then to different venues like the City Square, UCB bulding and ending the day at the National Theater where Joel Sebunjo and Maurice Kirya did mash ups.
For a common Ugandan, this was the first time they got a feel of how Fete Le De Musique or World Music Day is celebrated, this year; the festivities are upon us again.
World music day is a global celebration that started in France in 1982, however as years went on; the day has been adopted by many other countries where music is part of the culture.
This will be the 35 time the day will be celebrated, in Uganda, the collaboration of Alliance Francaise and Bayimba Foundation will breathe life to the festivity for the third time.
Last year, Jose Maria Queiros, the director, Alliance Francaise noted that due to situations beyond them, they had to do away with the street shows however, he was glad to announce that they will be making a comeback this year and even edgier than before.
This time round, with collaboration with Kampala Music School, they will bring orchestra music to the streets, the day is going to celebrate different aspects of classical music on each stop and thus culminate into a musical experience at the National Theater where the night’s action will be.
The challenge will be for the street performance curators to fit this sophiscated music into the space and its surrounding. The first performance will be at the French embassy before they trek to the Constitutional Square, Corner of Colville Street and finally the IPS building via Parliament Avenue.
On the main stage will be Kampala Symphony Orchestra, Brass for Africa, Lawrence Okello, Ruyonga and Kojack and Band from DRC.
The event will be held at the Theater’s main gardens and just like last year is expected to attract hundreds of music lovers.
The show kicks off at 2pm for the street shows and 7pm for the stage performances.