PAST GIGS TO SHARE!
September 13th @ NEC Birmingham http://www.mindbodyspirit.co.uk/birmingham/whats-on/sunday
September 21st Plymouth UK: World Peace Day
March: African Fusion Music in aid of the Ganda Foundation
April: Singing The Oceans Alive in Croydon and Lifting the veil of illusion to re-awaken KINDNESS CONCERT
August: Bakewell Music Festival and Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival
APRIL 6, 2012
Ganda Boys Live at the Indigo in the o2 Arena, London!
The heart of Uganda was seen and heard at the venue every artist wishes to perform at. Friday 6th April 2012 saw the return of the Ganda Boys (Denis Mugagga and Daniel Sewegudde) to the stage where they graced the audience with culture, fun and stunning on-stage presence at IndigO2 within the O2 complex. For more on this concert please click to read more!
NOV 25 AND 26, 2011
Charity Concert for Uganda, in Aid of the Ganda Foundation and the Katalemwa Cheshire Home
Friday, Nov 25th, 7:00 – 9:00pm, Minchinhampton School, School Road, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9BPSaturday, Nov 26th, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Trinity Rooms, Field Road, opposite Maternity Hospital, nr Stroud Centre GL5 2JB.
For more information, phone: Clara Hudson 07538677781
www.gandafoundation.com / www.katalemwacheshirehome.org
Royal Horticultural Halls
May 29, 2011
Ganda Boys Live In A Charity Concert
June 5, 2011
Ganda Boys Live at the Metropolitan Police Grounds
Metropolitan Police Grounds
July 3, 2011
Ganda Boys Live in (BERLIN) GERMANY!
March 17th, 2010 – VIP Lounge, Edgware, London
Our Ganda Foundation contributed to a fund-raising dinner concert (8pm start) on the main stage, in aid of the Lohana Community North London Mahila Mandal, bringing together Ugandan Asians, plus those from Kenya and Tanzania!
May 28th, 2010 – The Mind Body Spirit Festival, London
An acoustic set by the Ganda Boys on the main stage at the Royal Horticulural Halls, Victoria SW1. A great chance to see another side of the Ganda Boys! http://www.mindbodyspirit.co.uk/london/index.php?pageID=77
August 1st 2009
It was quite an event to see a full Ganda Boys live performance – an exciting experience with a powerful 16 piece band! The band were tight, and the theatre was packed. Denis and Dan were amazing, commanding the whole audience with their vocals, moves and sheer dynamism. Numbers like “I Know Who You Are” rocked and got the audience going. An extended version of “Homesickness” introduced the band, with some very entertaining short solo clips from the outstanding players in the ensemble. You can now see some video clips from the gig on YouTube!
Here are some of the comments from the audience:
“The Ganda Boys need to be seen live, they are brilliant performers with incredible energy and presence. The ultimate feel good experience.”
Cameron Roach, International EMMY Award winner (for TV producer on hit UK TV series “Life on Mars”), BBC-TV producer
‘”It was a fantastic evening, with loads of energy, atmosphere and
good humour! The band were tight, rhythmic and enthusiastic – and the Ganda Boys themselves were exhilarating and completely wild! I loved it!”
Liz Lenten – MD and founder, Scarlet Records (in the audience!)
“I loved the concert! I loved the fact it was poetic and yet battled with African themes in a fervent way, which made it both fun and raw at the same time. The Ganda Boys are fantastic! I’m very proud that this music has come from Uganda.”
– Zarina Bhimji – Turner Prize nominated artist (2007), Ugandan born, creator of “Out of Blue” art film of Uganda (on display at the Tate Britain and many other international museums)
“The Almeida theatre was packed with an audience bubbling away at the anticipation of this exciting new band on the scene. The GANDA BOYS hit the stage with such energy the audience were bouncing off their seats to the music, seduced by the sixteen musicians. The timing was tight with each beat. The syncopated rhythm, the melody, the Ganda Boys’ voices rung through your body and soul.
Songs such as “Homesickness” and “I Know Who You Are” were a fusion of jazz, percussion and brass sounds – but the main voices of the Ugandan boys (formly Da Twinz) were heard through stories and occurrences within the UK community and Uganda. The sound of the Ganda Boys is a unique collaboration between record producer and film composer, Craig Pruess, and Ugandan singers extraordinaire – Denis Muggaga and Danny Sewagudde. The raspy voice of Denis and and the soul voice of tongue-twisted Danny combined for a high energy performance – jumping from the audience to the band and dancing while singing. It was like Fela Kuti mixed with Miriam and Amadou with a mixture of funk, pop/soul/rock, Afrobeat and classy percussion. An electric performance with humble lyrics… I left the theatre highly charged and ready to go buy the album….. to carry on dancing at home!”
– Sarah Mursal, BBC-TV art director and indie film researcher and art consultant
“The performance capabilities of the two front men, Denis and Dan raise the material from the CD to another plane. They have clearly worked together a lot in Africa and bring to the UK, to the world, a
partnership that is unique, exciting and uplifting. This brings an African sensibility to stage craft that I have never seen before, so vibrant and engaging. The band that Craig has put together brings to
life the essence of the music on the CD but also allows a lot of freedom for Denis and Dan to express in their own way. This reveals the professionalism and heart that Craig brings to the project. Put all this together – Denis, Dan & Craig – very ably assisted by the great musicians in the band, and you have an experience that people will be clamouring for. Look out world, here they come, the Ganda Boys!”
– Russell Stone, chart songwriter (Randy Crawford, R & J Stone) and white soul lead singer (R & J Stone, Russell Stone Band), session singer (Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Tony Bennett), and singer with experimental world chant and groove group, At-Ma