Blankets and Wine is officially back with another music experience designed to showcase outstanding musicians in the emerging genres of afro-based music. Following almost a 2-year break due to a ban on public gatherings to reduce the spread of the pandemic. The first edition of the year will now encompass live music performances, a pop-up market, and a food court among other things. The event is scheduled for March 27, 2020, at the Lugogo Cricket Oval.
The post-lockdown edition coincides with the event’s 10th anniversary and according to the organisers, the celebration has been themed “Blankets is Me” and will reinforce the DNA of Blankets and Wine in an all-new experience.
“Blankets and Wine is essentially more than a concert and allows revelers to enjoy live music from some of Africa’s most talented artists, interact with friends, meet new people, and have an all-around great experience. As we commemorate 10 years of existence, we intend to reinforce the essence of this event and deliver a memorable experience for everyone who attends,” said Chantal Ngenzi, General Manager at House of DJs.
Sponsored by Tusker Cider, the organisers reveal that the return of Blankets and Wine is going to feature local and international performances from Uganda and around Africa. These include Spice Diana alongside Cosign Yenze, and the international line-up includes Uncle Waffles, a 21year old South African DJ, Tv personality, and creative director popularly known for her exquisite and outstanding DJ and dance skills which earned her a following from the famous Drake on Instagram. She has then gained popularity on different social media platforms and is one of the fastest-growing DJs in South Africa at the moment.
Nviiri The Storyteller is a popular Kenyan singer and songwriter. He is also known for his exciting performances and excellent guitar skills. He is also a video editor and one of Sol Generations Record’s best artists and Bruce Melodie, a Rwandan singer and songwriter behind songs like Katerina, Saa Moya, Katapila, among others.
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