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An Evening with Kinobe of Uganda ft Akello
- Wednesday, October 2, 2019
- The Main Stage
- $12 Adv $15 DOS
- Tickets on Sale Now
- Main Hall Seated - Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner Reservations
Ugandan musicians Kinobe and Akello Jackie bring their captivating sounds to North America, to share their unique culture and stories that reflect on many global issues.
KINOBE (pronounced chi-no-bay) is a Ugandan singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose work has been described as some of the most exquisite music coming out of Africa today. For more than 15 years, he has captivated audiences with his soothing African rhythms and powerful world-roots beats that emanate from the diversity of the many traditional instruments he customized to develop his unique sound. He got his start early, playing his first international show in Netherlands by the age of 11 and he plays the 21 string kora, kalimba, Endongo and Tama
He has performed all over the world, often sharing the stage with other celebrated artists including Baaba Maal, Angelique Kidjo, Salif Keita, Youssou NDour, Oliver Mtukudzi, Hugh Masekela among others and also releasing 10 albums to his name.
As a Producer, Educator, Speaker and Facilitator, Kinobe has given talks, led workshops and conducted residences all over the world working extensively with schools, colleges and non-profits. Through his Dance of Hope Foundation (www.danceofhope.com), Kinobe has dedicated his life to using his music and voice to bring love and joy to people, unite children globally through arts and help build a healthier, more peaceful world for children and families everywhere.
Ugandan Songstress Akello Jackie is one of East Africa’s leading world music and contemporary afro-soul performers who debuted her singing career with the song Wan Wilobo, that tells the story of the Acholi women that braved a 25-year long civil war in Northern Uganda while tasked with the responsibility of holding homes together, despite the fact that the world seemed to be crumbling around them. She hails from this same region but despite the background loomed over by the dark memory, Akello penned songs of love and thanksgiving, and looked to spread the spirit of togetherness, love and hope. Her music reflects on many life changing stories as well as important global issues.