East African Records (EAR) is gearing up to host “MUNGO’S HI FI TOUR” with two reggae- dancehall concerts in Uganda. The UK reggae collective Mungo Hi Fi’s tour is set to feature their new star female artiste, Eva Lazarus, alongside Ugandan artists, first in Kampala on November 9th at The Square, then in Jinja on November 10th at Pit Stop (formerly Laftaz). East African Records will also be rolling out new music with Ugandan, East African and UK artists during the tour as artistes come together to collaborate in studio and shoot videos for new releases.
MUNGO’S HI FI FEATURING EVA LAZARUS CONCERTS
The two upcoming concerts are anticipated to bring together reggae and dancehall artists from Uganda together with international stars from the UK-based collective Mungo’s Hi Fi, with their main act Eva Lazarus as the headliner. Uganda reggae legend Ziggy Dee is expected to perform a new song he is producing with the UK unit, and other Ugandan reggae artistes like Blessed San have already been signed on to perform, as well as Nazizi from East Africa’s top reggae group, Necessary Noize.
The concerts are set to happen at Kampala’s The Square (3rd Street, Industrial Area) on 9th November and at Pit Stop (formerly Laftaz) in Jinja on 10th November, from 6pm until late. Both events will cater to a mixed crowd of local reggae fans and international Mungo’s Hi Fi die hards. Entrance to the Kampala concert is set at 30,000 shs, while the Jinja concert will cost 15,000 shs only.
Kenya Concerts include:
November 16th at K1 Klub House - More on the Facebook event page here
November 17th at Distant Relatives Kilifi's Eco Lodge - More on the Facebook event page here
MUNGO’S HI FI
Mungo's Hi Fi are a Glasgow-based sound system and production unit who pull off that rare trick of making reggae-dancehall that is unique, authentic and quality. True to reggae-dancehall’s DIY ethos, the creators of Mungo’s Hi Fi built their first sound system from speakers found in a rubbish dump and began producing on an old Atari at the turn of the millennium. Following some early recordings on London’s Dubhead records, including debut album Mungo’s Hi Fi Meets Brother Culture, they founded their Scotch Bonnet label in 2005. Today, Mungo’s is a global operation with six core members, all committed to spreading their philosophy of serious, seismic productions plus easy going democratic dancehall fun. Highly collaborative, they’ve worked with everyone from Sugar Minott and Ranking Joe in Jamaica to Major Lazer in America. This will not be the first time the unit has performed in Uganda, having graced the first ever Nyege Nyege festival.
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A Winner of the 2017 Best Female Vocalist/MC at We Love Jungle Awards, Eva’s powerful voice and musical flavours span across genres from Reggae to Hip Hop, DnB to Jungle and beyond. 2017 saw the collaborative release with Mungo’s Hi Fi Amsterdam EP, which was listed on BBC 6Music and features in David Rodigan’s Scorchers of 2017 list. A string of releases from Eva over the past year has included singles with Nextmen, Gardna X Kreed, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Xoa and a track that featured in Giles Peterson’s list of 2017’s Best Records, Zed Bias ft. Eva Lazarus Restless.
Eva & her Mungo’s Hi Fi crew are primed for a great time in Uganda, packing a stage show jammed full props and confetti canons, and are ready to nice up the dance!
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More information about the lineup and what to expect will be shared within the coming week. Follow EAST AFRICAN RECORDS on social media to stay up to date.
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