The second edition of Roast and Rhyme took place on Sunday at Jahazi Pier in Munyonyo. The event, themed ‘Soul on Strings’ brought together music, beer and meat in a fun packed combo. The setting featured a comfortable and cozy environment bringing people together to bond over great live acoustic music and meat roasting with beer as the perfect accompaniment.
The fete was well attended, with guests trickling in as early as 11 a.m. and continuing to pour in well into the night. For those who carried their own stoves/braais, on offer was a complimentary 4 pack of beer from main sponsors, Bell Lager. The quarterly event had a number of vendors, from barbequed meat to candy others even kicked it up a notch by bringing maize instead.
The serenade emceed by Roger Mugisha featured performances from Kaz Kasozi, Tonix, Babaluku and Irene Ntale.
This edition of Roast and Rhyme put to shame popular belief that an event headlined by Ugandan talent cannot hold its own. The attendance and mood at the activity were things to relish.
Among other things, “Soul on Strings” featured a raffle draw with a 32 inch Samsung flat screen TV as the grand prize courtesy of Bell Lager. A purchase of 4 Black Bells automatically entered you into the draw. Lady luck shone on a one Josephine Ntabazi who emerged winner, going home with a brand-new TV.
The ‘He go down’ hit maker Irene Ntale was the last performance of the evening performing all of her best hits for the best part of an hour to the delight of the crowd. DJ Crisio took over from her making sure his jam-packed mixes kept the crowd on their feet.
UBL Head of Beer, Mark Mugisha said with premium sponsor Bell Lager on board, the event themed Roast and Rhyme is one of the many ways the brand is pushing to discover, promote and grow purely Ugandan local music and talent. “We decided to be part of this astounding event because of our brand’s connection with music. Bell Lager supports and promotes music, and this event blends well with our beer’s vision.” Mugisha concluded.