As the date for the 10th edition of the popular Blankets and Wine Kampala draws closer, title sponsor Tusker Malt Lager has announced that South African Afro-Soul songstress Zahara Bulelwa Mkutukana will be headline act.
Singing predominantly in her native Zulu and in English, Zahara is one of the most decorated artistes having bagged over eight awards including “Best Female Artist” and “Album of the Year” from South African Music Awards. Her Music classified loosely as “afro-soul” has been described as a mixture between styles that have been popularized by Tracy Chapman and India Arie.
Announcing the development, Phoebe Nakabazzi, the Brand Manager Tusker Malt Lager said, “Nine events down the road and the Blankets and Wine Kampala experience only keeps getting better. We are excited to have Zahara, an authentic Afro-Soul singer headlining this year’s event as we mark 10 events for what has become Uganda’s most anticipated event.”
At just 23 years of age Zahara shot to the lime light with her debut album Loliwe in 2011, selling out the first issue within just 72hours and 19 days later the album reached platinum status in South Africa surpassing the 100,000 days mark later. This made Zahara the second Musician to break that record after the legendary Brenda Fassie.
She will entertain Blankets and Wine attendees alongside Lilian Mbabazi and the Sundowners Band, A Pass and Solome.
The picnic-style event will again be held at its proverbial home, the Uganda Museum grounds on September 27th, 2015 and organizers have promised an even bigger celebration to commemorate the 10th edition.
“Blankets and Wine is East Africa’s premier music experience, designed to showcase outstanding musicians in the emerging genres of afro-based music. As Tusker Malt Lager, we appreciate our consumers and thus give them a chance to enjoy the rich African talent in LIVE performances by a wide array of artistes,” added Phoebe Nakabazzi.
Entrance fee is UGX80, 000, at the Uganda Museum and gates open at 12:00pm on Sunday 27th September 2015.
In line with its support for responsible drinking, Tusker Malt Lager will be maintaining a strict ‘over 18 only’ policy for sale of alcohol.