By Paul Waiswa
DNA Lounge in Kololo was the scene of mass enjoyment last over the weekend when soma hit maker Pallaso and his live band took the stage for the Bell Jamz Listeners Experience in the third edition.
The evening got off to a slow start because of the rain, but the venue was full by 10 pm as Team Good Music and Leone Island warmed the stage right before Pallaso delivered an electrifying performance of all his hits.
A surprise guest performance from dancehall songstress Spice Diana ensured the crowd barely had a chance to warm their seats as the mood was set for an evening of dancing.
Francis Kirabira, the Bell Lager brand manager, who took the stage shortly before the main act said, “Bell Jamz was initiated for this exact reason: for Bell Lager to interact with their customers and for talented Ugandan recording artists to get a platform from which they can showcase their amazing talents.”
He appreciated the attendees for braving the cold to support Pallaso and Bell Lager and promised even more on the way. During the performance, Pallaso lamented on some of his struggles before achieving success including spending time in prison as well as a particularly depressing period in 2017 after his “Soma” show at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds received an extremely low turnout.
The Bell Jamz Listeners Experience was launched in 2019 as a musical experience that features a Ugandan artist performing all their hits with a live band. This was the third edition, with the first being headlined by Olina Work maverick Beenie Gunter followed by Kent and Flosso of the Byafayo fame. To differ from other artistes who have performed at the place, Pallaso’s concert was attended by his mother, who is also the mother of weasel and Chameleone