The last time I attended a silent disco was at the Bayimba Festival of the Arts and I truly found it interesting especially basing on one fact that I listened and danced to the music genre I love so much and so did the rest of the revellers.
And speaking of which, the trend of Silent Disco is slowly sinking its roots deeper when it comes to the Ugandan Entertainment scene. One of the leading people playing a big role in its promotion is Radio City’s Bryan Kella McKenzie who is holding the second edition of his annual ‘KellaGram Silent Disco’ slated for Friday the 4th of November at the Bugoloobi-based Gatto Matto in Kampala.
Chano8 engaged McKenzie the main organiser of the event on why he chose to keep having the event annually and he had this explanation.
“There is nothing on earth more powerful than music in my life and yet today, people seem to go to the club and sit by the bar, drink a beer, watch football and go home. My perspective of going to the club is to dance and enjoy music by the deejay of the night, in my days growing up, we knew the club to be a “dance hall”, so that’s the idea I have used to attach it to silent disco. I however made sure I don’t take away from the modern way of partying, so that’s why it’s a KellaGram Party, which represents Fashion, Music & what we call Social Excellence. So Silent Disco to me and the people that love it is an experience, not just a party or a disco.”
On what is expected come 4th of November, McKenzie had this to say.
Every silent disco has a twist of Music and Deejays, last time we had 12 Deejays, this time we have 15 Deejays. All these deejays have at least 3hrs on set all night. This time we have decided to do a back to back party marathon, from Kampala to Jinja. So on Friday we are in Kampala at Gatto Matto and Saturday we are in Jinja at Laftaz Lounge.
Expect a lot of fun, this time we shall have some games to play unlike before. From beer to the flip cup challenge. Plus, we have an extra Host, this time Salvador is a host too.