Music from Uganda – Opira Morise Kato // World Music

Opira Morise Kato is a musician from Uganda singing “in Acholi-language and plays on a traditional Ugandan instrument called ‘Adungu’. He made this acoustic instrument into an electrical one.” (ugandanrecordings.com). Listen to his nice song “The Problem Won’t Allow Me To Sleep”:

Music from Uganda – Eddy Kenzo

Eddy Kenzo, born as Edrisa Musuuza in 1989 in Masaka, Uganda is a popular dancehall and afropop singer. He lost his mother when he was 5 years old and lived on the streets for 13 years. Listen to his greatest hit so far, called “Sitya Loss”:

Music from Uganda – Mad Tiger

Mad Tiger is a Uganda musician very popular due to his Obulamu bwensi’, which is a melodious story about nightlife in Kampala.  Here is the song “Mbalaba”

Music from Uganda – Juliana Kanyomozi

Juliana Kanyomozi, popularly known as Juliana, is a Ugandan female musician, entertainer and actress. She started her career as a karaoke singer but after releasing a couple of albums, she’s shot to fame, winning various awards. Here the song “I am Ugandan”

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Music from Uganda – Jackie Chandiru

Jackie Chandiru,  known as Jackie is one of Uganda’s leading female R’n’B artists and vocalists. Jackie kicked off her musical career in 2004 after she emerged as one of the winners for the Coca Cola Pop stars. This led to formation of the Blu 3 which became one of the leading girl groups in Africa. Here is the song “Gold Digger”

Featured Artist Vote

Hi there! Thanks for your votes on our last poll! As you maybe alreay have seen, 55% of you voted for the featured artist. So we will feature one artist every 10 days, and suggest you 5 candidates. Of course, the most voted will win, but the second and third will get a second chance in the next poll! You can vote here until march 22nd, and share this poll to let more people know it. At all, we need about 100 votes please!

Here are the candidates:

Andy Palacio-Ámuñegü:

Bebe Cool-Ntuyo Zange:

James Olmos-In A Moment:

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Parov Stelar-Coco:

Music from Uganda – Bebe Cool

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An other song from the All African Music Awards: Bebe Cool from Uganda. He already won the Pearl of Africa Music Awards (PAM Awards) – Best Reggae Artiste/Group 4 times. Here’s his nice song “Boom Back“: