If you are a lover of pure reggae then you finally have the place to have it all. Angenior discotheque will on, February 10 launch the first all-clean reggae night under the code-name Tuff Gong reggae night. Tuff Gong happens to be the nickname of reggae legend Bob Marley.
According to veteran reggae artiste and the brainchild behind the concept, Winston Tshakarama Mayanja, revellers should look forward to the best of the various blends of reggae music that will include roots and culture, lover’s rock, reggae dancehall, rock steady, ska, rockers (steppers), dancehall (ragga) and the recent Puerto Rican addition dubbed the reggae tone. Of late reggae tone, which is basically Sly Dunbar’s Murder She Wrote, seems more popular with the Ugandan crowd.
“We at Ange-Noir have been at the forefront of promoting reggae music in Uganda since we opened,” Tshakarama pointed out. Ange Noir in the past has been linked with bringing in big reggae stars like Shaggy, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Spanner Banner, Third World, Papa San, Rayvon, Brian and Tony Gold, Shabba Ranks, Buju Banton, Twiggi, Neisha K to Uganda.
Tshakarama added that right from the outside of the club and inside, reggae patrons will have the opportunity of identifying with Jamaica. He said the place will be decorated accordingly, to provide patrons a fit-in Jamaican reggae feel.
The launch of the reggae night comes at about the time when reggae legend Bob Marley’s birthday is celebrated worldwide. The celebrations annually kick off on February 6, which is the reggae king’s birthday. There will be much to learn about the music genre too. There will be live videos on big screens playing throughout.
“Reggae is popular, but somehow its identity in Uganda has been abused. Ange-Noir is glad to play its part in continuing this mission of promoting, One Love, One Aim and One Unity, which is the Reggae philosophy. We have the biggest collection of reggae in this country, so be very prepared to bubble and shuffle to reggae,” Charlie Lubega, proprietor of Ange Noir said.
-EDGAR R. BATTE, Daily Monitor