With the event heating up for its 3 years celebrations slated for June 29 at the Kigali Serena Hotel, which is to feature South Africa’s Ringo Madlingozi and Uganda’s Bebe Cool, Kigali Jazz Junction emerges as an event one ought to further learn of.
ArtsGlo briefly brings you some of the facts about this event.
- Established in 2015, the event emerged as a brain child of Neptunez Band, a leading local live band group, which has for years captured not only an audience, but also set a mark deeper with in people’s hearts for its live performances.
- Kigali Jazz Junction was established from the fact that Kigali is a Cosmopolitan city, rising as it brings together various Rwandans from the Diaspora, diplomats and the increasing number of visitors, who would look out for something unique, yet locally bred.
- The event holds Afro-Jazz music, as a unique Genre which has for ages had no platform amongst local events, yet craved for by a certain niche of people present in Kigali.
- This event is a Junction, a platform where other music genres meet Jazz– which explains why it not only hosts Jazz Artists, but also other live performers.
- Kigali Jazz Junction is currently the leading monthly live event, where cooperate music lovers socialize.
- Did you know how so far, the Kigali Jazz Junction has hosted local musicians like Herbert Rock, King James, Limbali, Katovu, Masha Davis, regional, to international music acts like Seyi Shey and Neza from Nigeria, Uganda’s Isaiah Katumwa, Marsha Davids, Mo Roots, Steven Kigozi, Myco Ouma, Maurice Kirya, to Cindy Sanyu. It has also hosted acts like Ibrahim Tamfum from DRC, Chile’s Guitarist Tito Al Uribe, Barbra Bannette from USA, South Africa’s Zahara among others.