Like usual, Blankets and Wine is that event that brings different crowds together. Yesterday was the 13th edition and it went down successfully at its usual venue Uganda Museum. The revellers were in high spirits and started trickling in as early as 1PM with every one trying to book the best spot on the grounds for sitting.
There was the usual DJ mixes to keep the crowd entertained and live performances were kick started by Davis Ntare who took on the stage at exactly 4PM. He excited the crowd performing new songs off his new I AM Davis Ntare album as funs swayed along the beats. He also exhibited some epic dance moves that kept the crowd cheering.
Jackie Akello had her biggest moment as an artiste as she graced the stage next at 6 minutes past 5. She performed many of her songs among which include ‘Amaari’ and ‘Tamu’ which got the revellers dancing and singing along. She later introduced some dancers to spice up her performance.
Singer, Pianist and Saxophonist MoRoots took over from Jackie and her showcase was one the fans truly enjoyed. She began her performance in a patriotic way by singing the National anthem. She later invited fellow artistes Solome Basuuta and Sandra Suubi as they performed ‘Sandra’s ‘Togwamu Suubi’ and later concluded her performance with Saxophone tunes.
Every after a performance, the days Djs would entertain the revellers more with the live mixes which the fans especially women danced and wiggled to. South African based singer and saxophonist Kirya Kuti was the next performer. He was full of energy and he displayed skills in playing different music instruments. He also invited one of his dancers who wowed the crowd with the erotic bend over dance moves.
After his performance, the crowd was heard shouting Micasa, Micasa and the hosts heard their request loud and clear as they invited the South African band of three to the stage. They began their performance amid lots of ululations and some of the ladies were heard craving for a hand shake with J’Something the lead singer.
They truly put up a remarkable performance and the revellers were thrown into a frenzy as they performed their songs like ‘Body’ and mimed songs like ‘Ndihamba Nawe’ by Mafikizolo and ‘Vuli Ndlela’ by the late Brenda Fasie. The three distributed themselves in the order of J’Something as the singer, Mo-T on the trumpet and Dr. Duda of the decks and piano. By this time, the worked-out crowd was already on their feet and the party then continued late into the night.