So I am just there chilling, trying not to fall for Fools’ Day pranks then a friend sent me this.
I cannot find the right words to describe my reaction after reading the tweet. Later that month, someone reminded me of one of my very many false prophecies. If only I got paid for every false prophecy I’ve made, I’d have been retired and would be chilling at my dad’s farmhouse.
Very few of us were so psyched up about the concert. I remember trying to convince my bosses to have NBS TV as the official TV partner for the show. It was a tough job. In the end they were convinced but I could tell they got into it halfheartedly. Well, when we got the logo on, I didn’t care much what they thought.
Many of my friends were not as enthusiastic as I was but hey, I was not surprised about it. This is Uganda and reggae is not the most popular genre in these parts.
Fast forward to the night of June 17th. Fast forward to Chronixx and Zincfence Redemption on stage also known as ignore almost everything that happened before he came on stage especially A Pass’ performance. I could go on and on and on about my experience but I’ll leave my friends to share their experiences and reviews that night.
This is the first of two blog posts about the Ugandan leg of the Soul Circle tour. Enjoy.
My thoughts on the Chronixx show. I had a wonderful experience personally. I loved the fact that he performed for 2 solid hours giving the reveler their money’s worth. 2 hours without having to take any break. He couldn’t have given any extra for people who had been waiting for about 5 hours not paying attention to the curtain raisers waiting for just him. The deejay who played before Nasser had the best set in my opinion. The venue – Ndere troupe center was a good choice for a live music concert. I can’t complain about security. – Jude Mugabi
Days before the event, I tried to interest some few friends to attend Chronixx’s concert but most of them declined claiming they didn’t know the artist. I was surprised to see one of the guys who accepted the invite singing word for word to some of the songs when Chronixx hit the stage. And dancing, too. It seems, from my observation, Chronixx’s music precedes his own brand name. That was a beautiful thing to see. – Samwyri
Chronixx was my first concert. It was my first reggae concert too. It will not be the last.
I didn’t know what to expect because I don’t go to concerts. I don’t like the kavuyo, the pushing and shoving, having drunks pour alcohol on you or getting mugged by punks. Oddly, there was none of that. It was lots of fist bumping, heads bobbing and hugging. You didn’t even have to know the songs. It was in the vibe, the rhythm, the beat, the way everyone around you threw their hands in the air, lifted their heads and got lost in the moment. Some moments was one of those people. Other moments I was watching them. – Benjy
I would describe Chronnix’s as one undeniably persuasive performance, with a very special devotion to his message from himself and those that genuinely understood his music. Special! – Ekachellan
I loved every minute of the concert. it was very organised and there was no commotion at the gate unlike most concerts in Uganda. Stage was proper with good sound. Performances were awesome with Cindy being my favorite local performance. And then chronixx started doing his thing and we all just just went wild. Shouted so much, lost my voice. Great concert. We want another one, just like the other one. – Raymond THE Kerororist
Although some aspects like the opening acts and the sound quality were wanting，of was a great show. Chronixx not only proved that he’s a great performer， but a legend in the making. He’s exactly what reggae music had been waiting for… both lyrically and spiritually. – Kye
It was the first of it’s kind, a reggae experience in Uganda. The much anticipated Chronixx Soul Circle Tour featuring Zinc Redemption Band. The atmosphere was more than welcoming and the crowd, excited. Chronixx’s performance was everything and more. It was spiritual, engaging, humbling and full of consciousness with songs like Access Granted, Somewhere, Champion Capture Land, Here Comes Trouble to which the crowd sang and swayed to every lyric. Forget the hype, it is a concert thet will be remembered.
“My music is about love and knowledge of self” Chronixx – Mashoo (flyGeek25 on twitter)
Reggae is my favorite genre of music I particularly like old school reggae basically because it is organic and when I first listened to Chronnixx he was one of the few new school artists whose music has a lot of message and it has that old school touch that I’ve grown to love. When I first got news of Chronixx’s performance in Kampala I was too excited and him travelling with his band made me a little over too excited. When he finally stepped on stage and the band started playing I ascended into a trance of happiness because I was singing along to every song during the whole performance I hadn’t felt that happy in a very long time. The days following the show I kept on reliving a few moments of the show.So I think 18/6/2016 from 00.30hrs to 03.15hrs is the most fun I’ve had out this year – Josh Muyomba
Big ting dis – Brian (Mi friend dem)
Watch this space.