By Nathan Atiluk
Festivals in Uganda have become the in thing usually reserved for Kampala city especially those that celebrate music such as Bayimba Festival, Pearl Rhythm and the just concluded Roast and Rhyme. In fact, such celebrations of music have barely left the city confines. This is what makes the Roast and Rhyme Uganda’s Music festival at Jahazi Pier in Munyonyo.
Roast and Rhyme Festival is a quality event designed to serve as a platform for artists from different parts of the country collaborate and show off a spectacle of the finest performing arts across music flavored with modern genres like jazz, blues, funk, rock, dance, reggae, theatre, arts, and fashion.
The six edition of Roast and Rhyme took yesterday Sunday 11th February at Jahazi Pier in Munyonyo. The event, themed “ Reggae Nyam Nyam” brought together music, beer, and meat in a fun packed combo.
The setting featured a comfortable and cozy environment bringing people together to bond over great live acoustic music and meat roasting with beer as the perfect accompaniment.
Uganda Breweries Limited’s (UBL) flagship beer brand Bell Lager was the official beverage sponsor of the six edition roast and Rhyme Music Festival as Swangz Avenue celebrate their 10 years since inception in the music industry.
Unlike other editions, activities that revelers indulged in included, biking safaris, boat rides and movie watching for kids while others were playing and so much more.
Notable about this year’s edition was the fact that it was dominated by many art lovers, reggae lovers, delicious food and obviously great music.
Taking place for the sixth time, the festival remains a non-profit initiative whose main objective is to promote and grow the appreciation of music in Uganda.
There were performances from Beenie Gantter, Sizzar man, Jazz Band, Robadaba, Zigid and Henry Tigan who made the crowd go nuts with jams.