Saturday, Goethe-Institut was the place to be. Reggae fans thronged the venue to attend the concert.
Credits go to whoever chose the title, ‘Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright’—indeed, the concert provided a perfect atmosphere for people to socialise and most important, everyone left the venue satisfied.
Natty Dread, who was the key performer, laced reggae lovers with a wealth of his mighty performances and his excellent reggae dance strokes. He performed along with his band U.F.O.
He is the only local artist, who has ever performed on same stage with world’s most respected reggae artists, Lucky Dube and Alpha Blondy.
However, the audience was more touched by the Kids’ Voice, a family band composed of six youngsters (five boys and a girl).
In an interview, Heritier Dusabimana, the band’s frontman said that band was formed in 2006 and has been supported by their parents, Anthony Karemera and Jacqueline Tuyisenge.
“We perform as a family, but soon we shall recruit even other musical talents to make the band bigger,” Dusabimana. “We have been performing for quite sometime with a lot of challenges, including financial.”
The concert started at 9:30 p.m—entrance fee was Rwf 500 (for students) and Rwf 1000 (non students).
The concert was organised by Goethe-Institut in a bid to support local talent and improve the country’s entertainment industry.