By website writer
Celebrated jazz phenomenon Manu Dibango who is in the country for the first time has promised to go all out in tonight`s annual Isaiah Katumwa concert at Kampala Serena Hotel.
The Johnnie Walker-sponsored concert which will also double as a tribute to the late Hugh Masekela falls on International Jazz Day, which is even more reason to celebrate the genre. Katumwa described Dibango coming to Uganda as a ‘great relief` after waiting long for it to happen.
“We are here to pay respect to one of the greatest and everyone should enjoy the show. I can only promise a good show tonight,” said Dibango this morning at a press conference.
At the same event, multiple award winning South African Afro-oul songstress Siphokazi Maraqana who will also grace the stage tonight hailed Masekela`s influence on her 12-year-old music career. She also expressed how blessed she felt sharing a stage with Dibango and Katumwa.
“He was like a teacher to me and I learnt so many things from him. I feel great pleasure in playing on the same stage as my big brothers Katumwa and Dibango. It’s my first time here and I hope to come back in future,” said Siphokazi.