Blankets & Wine is East Africa’s premier music experience designed to showcase outstanding musicians in the emerging genres of afro-based music and it has been taking place in countries like Uganda and Kenya until this year when it is to make its debut in ‘Kagame land’, Rwanda.
Rwandese were tired of experiencing this outdoor event in other countries until one David Kamanda, an events organiser made it possible for Blankets and Wine- Kigali to happen and come Sunday the 27th of August, the event is scheduled to take place at Kigali’s Golf Club Nyarutarama .
On its first edition in the country, this event will have lots of Rwandan artistes showcasing like Tresor, Bruce Melodie, Mike Kayihura, Angel Umutoni, Weya, Rachel and Dodo, Andy Bumuntu, Siti True, Kiki and Mesuthela but a Ugandan artiste Lilian Mbabazi was also booked for this gig.
Lilian who has performed in Kigali so many times before told Chano8 that she is more than excited to be part of this event, on top of promising the best from her.
“I am very excited to be a part of the first Blankets and Wine Kigali, It is an opportunity to interact with my fans in Rwanda and they should expect energy, great performance and yes, live music with my exceptional band.” Lilian Said in an exclusive interview.
Well, in 2015, Lilian Mbabazi performed at the 10th edition of Blankets and Wine in Kampala that also featured South African songstress Zahara who was the main headliner. The ‘Vitamin’ singer has a whole month to prepare for the gig alongside her band so that she can fulfil the promise she made to her Rwandan fans.
Lilian Mbabazi performing at the 1oth edition of Blankets and Wine Kampala