Ugandan musician Michael Ross Kakooza will headline the Summer Beach festival scheduled to take place in Musanze and Rubavu districts.
The 35-year-old artiste is known for songs such as Show Me Your Dance, Gimme A Chance, You are the one, Seniorita, Nze Akwagala.
“Rwanda I am coming. Mark the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of July on your calendars,” he posted on social media.
The Festival will feature other local budding artistes like Asinah Erra and Khalidy, Yung Mulo, Kent and Flosso aka Voltage Music from Uganda, Kebby Boy of Burundi and DR Congo’s Wanny S King. Joining an already exciting array of artistes are celebrated Rwandan DJs Toxxyk, Africano, Pyfo and Phil Peter
The ‘We Are One Summer Beach Fest’ is organised by Promo Afrika and will get under way at Red Rocks in Musanze. The next day, the festival will be held at Akeza before the climax on July 3 at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel.
Held under the theme—We Are One, the festival attracts music lovers from Rwanda, East Africa and overseas. It also features live DJ acts from the DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, and host country Rwanda.
The idea to start the festival was hatched in 2013, when Africano travelled from J’burg to play at the end of year Happy People event.
Last year’s edition was headlined by Ugandan diva Sheebah Karungi.