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Janzi Band changing the shape of band music in Uganda

The shape of music performances in Uganda has been steadily changing; changing for good. And along the way, a good number of

performing cover bands have been hatched. 

Most of these bands were popularized by the ‘Last Band Standing’ competition that has since folded and sunk into oblivion. Among the hordes, one band, know as Janzi Band, seems to stand out. 

Founded by James Sewakiryanga and Abraham Ssekasi in 2009, Janzi Band is an extremely talented Afro-fusion and contemporary music band that also dips its fingers in world music bowel.

And ever since they bounced on the scene, they have not looked back; they are young and talented, energetic and enthusiastic. They are practically changing the face of cover band music in Kampala.

Janzi largely cover and rendition popular songs but beyond that, they have a couple of their own songs that include; Ssemusajja, Njabala, Ekili, Eka, River Road, et al.

So as the debate of cover bands rages on about whether there is anything beyond  covering other people’s songs, Janzi Band stands away.

They have diverse talents with percussionists such as James Sewakiryanga, Hakim Kiwanuka, Basist Allan Okia, Keyboardist Trevor Muhumuza, Drummer Valeur Kalinda, various beautiful voices, et al.

Their piercing vocals, searing beats of the drummers, and the magical fingers on the keys make them stand out too!

Their initial idea was to start up a project that could favor cultural development through music and they have not veered off that goal.

The multi-talented band has performed at different gigs around the city; from Zone 7 in Bugolobi - their apparent home, to Club Amnesia in downtown Kampala and several casual and corporate functions.

They have also performed at the annual Blankets and Wine festival. The way things are going for them right now, you can only say the sky seems to be their limit.

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Ibamba restuarant's dining exeprience is worth a star recommendation

I doubt you will leave this restaurant with complaints. See, it is good at delivering on it's promise of a memorable dining experience that is worth a star recommendation. It feels like a jungle restaurant as it is amidst so many trees, in a quiet part of Kamwokya, away from the bustle. 

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Kabale-The Ultimate Tourism hub of Uganda

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Life on the Moroto streets



When most people visit Moroto, a small town built along the vast ranges of Mountain Moroto, they can't help but fall in love with it.

It is one of the few places in Africa that offers the best of both worlds: The rich authentic culture of yesterday's Africa and, the pleasures that come with modernity; fancy hotels, cellphones and ATMs and internet cafes. It is difficult to access as it is over 500 kilometers from Kampala, but even more so to leave. Its population is 103,432. 

Life on the Moroto streets 


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Have you ever visited Kigezi region? If yes, you must have encountered an energetic dance performed by the locals.


With a lot of vigor and energy, the Banyakigezi will give you a once in a lifetime treat that will live on in your memory. This kind of dance known as “Ekizino,” is what most Banyakigezi proudly call their own traditional form of entertainment.

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Mujaguzo Ku Ngoma, the palace of Buganda’s royal drums


Setting out to visit the Kampala slum called Mujaguzo Ku Ngoma in Kabowa in Ndeba, can be a daunting task.

Right from the city center, you will be amazed by the huge number of people that have no idea what you are talking about when you ask for directions.

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Mid town diner is big on fast foods

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An Alternative Nyege Nyege experience

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Red carpet on white and purple

Ronald Mwesezi Rmj fans party happening this Sunday of 23rd /09/2018 at Hakuna Matata Nansana,

its such a great day sharing memories with your best Gospel Artist and many featuring artists , enjoying new music and taking dinner together  , it's the only day we interact one on one , red carpet on white and purple .

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A few days to go for the Ugandan food festival

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Countdown to the Rolex festival heats up

 19th August 2018. Mark that date on your calendar-a date in which over 10,000 fun loving Ugandans will be gracing the 3rd Edition of the Rolex festival at the Uganda museum. It is a day long fest that celebrates Uganda's most loved street food, the Rolex. It is a captivating and yummy event accompanied with electrifying music performances.  Unmissable!!. Below are some of the scenes that highlighted its launch last Monday at the Independence monument arena.   


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You cant go wrong with Brisk Restaurant, Cafe and Lounge!

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Speke Apartment's La Cabana Restaurant will take your breath away 24/7

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Sheebah to steam up the relaunch of Club Ambiance @ 27th/June

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Flashback of the Ebonies premier of their new play- “HIBO HOBA” @ THEATRE LA BONITA.

Flashback: Last Friday, Ebonies, one of Uganda's most popular Drama Group premiered their new play-

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Theme Nights at Cayenne Restaurant and Bar

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Rafting the Nile with Nalubale

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Serenada Eco Resort, Natures Gift to you

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It sits on the edge of a peaceful jungle at the shores of Lake Victoria, near Kampala. To be more precise, it is found in Mukono District, Mpatta Sub-county, Butere. It is a well conserved ecological get away that is perfect for honeymoon or family holidays.

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Moonlight Festival intrigues Bunyoro Kingdom

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Most beautiful hotels of lake Victoria: Top 10

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