Manu Dibango promises great show

Manu Dibango promises great show

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Manu Dibango talks to journalists at Kampala Serena Hotel.

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.

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