Given the fact that prior to our blog feature of Hope Nabukenya’s life story, many of you did not know who she is, it is our pleasure to report to you that it was successful. In the long list of supporting acts, the vocal performance by the Harmonics, the magical touch of David Pragmo, Michael Kitanda’s mastery of his wind instrument and the vigor of Blended Band all worked to make the charity concert a success.
If you love vocal music, this was your kind of event, the only urban gospel music was performed by Masquo Bond who was one of the first few performers. His was a rather less than energetic performance, which was understandable given the nature of the audience.
Danielle Puleng, a musician who we first heard in a song she released with departed Gospel great, Mac Elvis. The Canaan Gents were also in the building to give you their rendition of Ichitemwiko (Abel Chungu Musuka) and Mizu (The Pompi) before they performed their Christmas single, Azaalidwa. Moses Ssozi’s performance was on point, so was Baroness Prudence’s.
About Hope Nabukenya’s performance, she came on stage with Takwerabidde, did Cece Winans’s Alabaster box, I Need You/He Touched Me, and Homesick. This was all in the first set. She was backed up by a more than capable band comprising David Pragmo on the keys, Michael Kitanda on the saxophone, Nsubuga Samuel aka Soft on the bass guitar, and Kaweesa Enoch on the drums. This then meant that the instrumentation was definitely spot-on.
There was a second session after an auction in which Hope Nabukenya performed a few of her songs and brought it to an end with Say Yes (Michelle Williams ft Kelly Rowland & Beyoncé) and I Know Who I Am (Sinach).
Picture Credit: Ninno Jack Jr