Jahazi Pier in Munyonyo was filled with the aroma of roast and sounds of good music on Sunday as the latest edition of Roast and Rhyme got underway.
In a picnic setting with Lake Victoria waves crushing to the shore nearby, the popular quarterly outdoor event now in its tenth edition wowed revelers. Themed Storytellers Edition, the event defied the rainy Sunday to draw big crowds as Jose Chameleone headlined it and had the crowd dancing and singing along on the very soggy grounds.
Chameleone stepped on stage at 7pm wearing a kitenge shirt and trousers complemented with a green beret and performed Kipepeo, Maama Mia, Jamila, Nekolela Mali, Vumilia, Bw’osaba, Wale Wale, Badilisha and Dorotia, among others.
Chameleone used the small breaks in his set to remind revellers of his 2021 mayoral ambitions. He told revellers the president had overstayed in power, before stirring clear of politics to praise Swangz Avenue, the brains behind Roast and Rhyme.
Other performances came from Giovanni Kiyingi, Tamba, Salvado and Sam Kimera. The roasting was this time accommodative, because even those roasting maize had their fun.