Tom Close’s concert: Behind-the-scenes

GET up close as Tom Close celebrates his official album launch on Liberation Day at Kigali Serena Hotel on Sunday.Amahoro stadium’s parking lot was packed to the brim Monday night with hundreds of people rocking out to the hotshot’s great music.Close, 24, launched his third album ‘Ntibanyurwa’ in a spectacular concert as various musicians and Salsa dancers entertained the rowdy revelers. The event was sponsored by MTN, RwandAir, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and Cobra, among others.

GET up close as Tom Close celebrates his official album launch on Liberation Day at Kigali Serena Hotel on Sunday.

Amahoro stadium’s parking lot was packed to the brim Monday night with hundreds of people rocking out to the hotshot’s great music.

Close, 24, launched his third album ‘Ntibanyurwa’ in a spectacular concert as various musicians and Salsa dancers entertained the rowdy revelers. The event was sponsored by MTN, RwandAir, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and Cobra, among others.

Meanwhile, it was apparent that among the entertainers, Ugandan artistes; GoodLyfe (Weasel and Radio) and Eddy Kenzo outshone all others with their routine energetic performances, which denied some local artistes a chance to take part.

Alias, home boy Kamichi managed to work out the crowd with his renditions of ‘Aho runzingiye.’

Some local artistes, including Uncle Austin, Pacson and Tuff Ganz and Salsa dancers managed to perform, while others like Knowles, Riderman and Urban Boyz missed out on the chance.

(Courtesy photos)