Bassists Prove Their Worth At Qwela Junction’s ‘Bosses Of Bass’

All Photos by Habre Muriisa/Chano8

When the organisers of Qwela Junction promised that the ‘Bosses Of Bass’ edition was going to be top notch and unmatchable, it was not just the sake of saying it. Last Sunday the 5th of November at Kampala Serena Hotel’s Victoria Hall, attendees were taken on a ‘Bass Playing’ trip by the headliners namely Tshaka Mayanja, Sammy Kasule, Martin Mutabingwa, Josh Mutebi and Ernest Otim.

It was a night of playing instruments leaving the ‘bass guitars’ alone as different top instrumentalists were in the building to do a supportive role for these bass players who proved their might in bass playing.

Tshaka Mayanja showcasing what he knows best

Sammy Kasule doing his thing

Martin Mutabingwa

Josh Mutebi

Otim Ernest

Starting off at 30 minutes past 8 PM, part one of the Qwanza Music and House of Djs organised concert was kicked off by a brief warm up session before some of the headliners Josh Mutebi, Mutabingwa and Otim took to the stage amid ululations from the crowd.

The 3 had a spectacular showcase combined and even their single performances was one to remember as they had songs they sang with a good back up from Qwanza Music’s Joe Kahiri, Sandra Suubi among others. With the crowd only expecting male bass players like earlier announced, there was a surprise performance from a female bassist called Catherine Mirembe who also showed what she got.

Singer Joe Kahiri the founder Qwanza Music who are the organisers of the event took to the stage later, singing his songs ‘Pecho’ and ‘Ndakwikundira’ which he performed alongside rapper the Mith who features on the same song, before the last two bassists Tshaka Mayanja and Sammy Kasule took to the stage.

Tshaka Mayanja changed the set up to a Reggae session and his showcase was spiced by singer Angela Kalule who sang ‘Happy Birthday’, Saxophonist Michael Kitanda and the magic fingered guitarist Myko Ouma. He finalised his performance playing Bob Marley’s ‘Get Up Stand Up’ cover instrumental which got people dancing.

Veteran singer and instrumentalist Sammy Kasule took the stage last and as the fans cheered him on and dance to the rhythm he was playing, he performed two songs namely ‘Yimbula’ and ‘Ozze’ without forgetting the eye catching way he was played the guitar

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While Tshaka Mayanja was performing, he invited singer Angela Kalule who performed a song he wrote for her called ‘Happy Birthday’

Qwanza Music’s Joe Kahiri performing

Josh Mutebi and Ernest Otim in the middle of their performance

Cheeres: Some of the revellers sharing a light moment

Sandra Suubi did a very good back up role, here is when she was backing up Mutabingwa

Josh Mutebi showing skills in playing the bass guitar

Part of the crowd which was in attendance

Female bassist Catherine Mirembe was a surprise performer

Some of the attendees dancing the excitement away

Top saxophonist Isaiah Katumwa was in attendance

Rapper The Mith performing ‘Ndwakwikundira’

Saxophonist Michael Kitanda (centre) was there too

Joe Kahiri and Sandra Suubi did a good job of backing up the bassists

Guitarist Myko Ouma was there as well

Saphonist Isaiah Katumwa and wife dancin to the beats



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