My Blankets And Wine Affair

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We had our fingers crossed for beautiful weather as it showered at 8:00am on a Sunday morning, and thankfully, the weather cleared with not a drop of rain in sight.

With promise of great performances from artists like Eric Wainaina, Suzan Kerunen, Janzi Band and favorite duo Radio and Weasel excitement filled the air as the cool people in their causal Sunday outfits strolled into the Uganda Museum grounds at about 3:00pm.

I simply couldn’t resist my urge to find out what each of the stalls had to offer. First, I spotted the gorge editor at the Pearl Guide Magazine, Darlyne who was graciously serving up a taste of the Kampala Restaurant Week

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Then got to meet comedian Anne Kansime!

The beautiful Illiana from Donedeal.ug and I were drawn to these quality Simon and Mary hats, which were being rocked by nearly everyone.

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With everything from picnic baskets, bottles of wine, those big beautiful hats, it was a touch of last year’s all over again. Only this time I feel like we did more dancing. Fans were not afraid to take on to the stage and give the artists a run for their money.

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Singing in Alur, Kerunen, performed some of her popular songs like cha, Akuru and Acher achera backed with amazing dancing to the beat of drums.

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Janzi band then performed some local songs like Maddox’s popular songs; Namagembe and Omukwano gwaffe,and threw in a few international tunes

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Eric Wainaina was also a major hit, performing Sawa sawa, Ritwa Riaku off his first album and got us into dancing mode like crazy! He had us doing these moves I still can’t believe we managed to pull off; I guess Kla peeps can really groove!

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The final duo, Radio and Weasel had literally everyone wiggling as they got onto the stage with ‘Talk and Talk’, then their other jams like Neela and Juuzi where we all sang along (or at least hummed) till the close of the event.

I love that they have managed to keep their music relevant, gathering die-hard fans from across east Africa. I actually think it goes beyond East Africa. Right?

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By the time they left the stage, we clearly were still going strong. As always, we had Shakib and Didan (the most energetic djs) take the stage, ushering us into after-party. Oh, you had to be there…

I hope I get to meet you at the next blankets and wine,

Karen

  • Seems like you had a lot of fun, you’re looking amazing. Will love to meet Anne, she is so funny…lol!

    • Misskaren

      Hi Style-Lee 🙂 I did have an amazing time at Blankets and Wine. Thanks a bunch, yes Anne is so cool. When are you next in Kampala? We could arrange a meet 😉

      • You’re welcome Karen. Arrrmmm….I”ve only been to Kampala in my dreams…..lol : ), am presently in the USA

  • Looks like you had a blast!!

    • Misskaren

      I did Linda, Blankets and wine is always such a blast! This was the second time I’ve attended…

  • Shades of Blue

    Love your dress! Great photos! xx

    • Misskaren

      Thank you so much kakazi, xx 🙂

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