Kampala, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | Grammy Award winning reggae band Morgan Heritage arrived in Kampala, Uganda on Tuesday 11th, April 2017 evening, ahead of their much anticipated concert on Thursday 13th, April at Lugogo Cricket Oval.
Named the Royal Family of Reggae, the three lead singers of the group, Peter “Peetah” Morgan, Una Morgan and Roy “Gramps” Morgan were the first to arrive at Entebbe International Airport before the rest of band flew in later in the night.
“It is going to be a night of reggae and I don’t want us to tell you what we have for our fans. Just come and watch the show,” said Peetah while speaking to the press on arrival.
“It feels good to be in Uganda, it is home. We will all enjoy,” he added
“Our show in Kampala will be nothing short of amazing. We will go through our catalogue of hit records, the Grammy winning album Strictly Roots and new music from the upcoming album Avrakedabra,” band member Memmalatel ‘Mr Mojo’ Morgan said.
“We were invited to Uganda by T’shaka Roots and his team and were honoured to answer the call. Since making our connection with Jose Chameleon years ago, we have been looking forward to performing for the people of Uganda because we heard how much they love reggae music,” Memmalatel added.
Morgan Heritage band popular reggae songs include; “Tell Me How Come,” “Don’t Haffi Dread,” “I’ll Be Down by the River,” “Wash the Tears,” “Ready or Not,” “Talkin’ Bout War” and among others. The roots reggae band recently finalized on their new album titled “Avrakedabra.” The album is set to be officially released on May 19 and features acclaimed musical names such as Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, Kabaka Pyramid and Dre Island.
The live concert in Kampala will cost Ush50,000 ($13.6), a VIP ticket will be Ush120,000 ($32.7) and a corporate table of 10 people at Ush3 million ($817.8).