By Nathan Atiluk
Tshaka Mayanja who is the master brain behind the jazz and soul safari events is proud to present to you the tenth edition scheduled to take place on 2nd September at Cricket Oval Lugogo in Kampala. The 2017 edition is under a theme “wear your dancing shoes “. With our aim of transforming jazz industry, we have decided to celebrate the Ugandans, East Africa, and Africa in wear your dancing shoes because it will be a fan night to remember. This year’s edition will feature two greatest jazz icons Marcus Anderson and Yola Semedo from Angola.
Marcus is a premiere saxophonist who has eight albums to date, performs to audiences around the world, and accompanies great artists like CeeLo Green and Judith Hill.
Yola Semedo is the main singer the most nominated and most awarded Artist in Angola being awarded with 4 awards at the Angolan AMA. She has participated in many festivals and galas with internationally renowned artists like the late Lucky Dube, John Legend at Gala Of the Red Cross.
She has achievements and awards from Africa’s golden voice festival organized by UNESCO in Bulgaria, she won the following best female voice of Angola 2000,2006,2007, Ballad of the year 2006, Diva of the year of the moment, 2007 and diva of the year 2008, diva of the Angolan music 2007,2008,2010,2015 and 2016, among others.