Bring out your fashionable outfits, whip out your sunglasses, pack your picnic baskets and join us for the FAB edition of Blankets & Wine this August 4th at the Carnivore Gardens from 1pm to 7pm and the after-party at the Carnivore Simba Saloon thereafter.
For this 46th edition of East Africa’s premier music event we bring you an all round East African lineup comprising some of the most talented musicians in the region.
Peter Nyabuto, ia budding performer with a rich sound and a captivating live act, will be opening. He will be joined by the graceful Amileena Mwenesi with her urbane flavor and the refined Maurice Kirya from Uganda presenting his critically acclaimed, just released album ‘The Book of Kirya’. Rounding off our East African musical buffet this August will be the wholesome Kidum from Burundi who makes a return to the Blankets & Wine stage after his last appearance in November 2012.
In depth: Maurice Kirya
Maurice Kirya a multiple award winning Ugandan artist has been in the industry for more than 10 years doing what he does best, singing and song writing. Known for his enormous talent and unique style of Music that he prefers to call “Mwooyo” or Soul, Maurice Kirya released his maiden album in late 2009 after many years of anticipation. The Album was an instant success selling both locally and internationally with numerous copies via iTunes, CD baby and Reverbnation. It was the same album that won Maurice the 2010 RFI Discoveries award beating over 500 Artists across Africa.
Kirya is also known as the Ugandan “King of Mwooyo,” which is now a household name in the Ugandan music industry as a unique breed of Artist. After a very successful year, he then settled down and took a break to put together another album, ‘The Book of Kirya.’