By Dickson Ndugwa
With Kampala City, the DR Congo seems to have its own capital city where most Congolese go to party.
That is Ggaba Road, starting right from Kabalagala to the lake.
Last Friday, August 26, the centre of the party was in Munyonyo, at Boss Mutoto’s Boss Mutoto Bar.
The socialite threw a listeners’ party for Congolese musician David Kalupa’s Mulunge song, on which he features the celebrated Awilo Longomba. The latter did not make it to Kampala, but he was hardly missed. It was a party of Congolese music, starting from 6:00pm and running up to close to midnight.
The performances started with a Congolese band, which did various popular covers.
The highlight was when Kalupa joined the band, to perform Mulunge, the song that was the reason for the listeners’ party.
This was not just a listening party, for waists, too, were moved to the rhumba rhythms.
Kalupa took a break and came back to perform his other songs like Nama Thanza, Chakere, and Lova Lova.
He thanked Boss Mutoto for introducing him to Awilo Longomba.
The party ended at 11:53pm when Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) officials stormed the place and ordered organisers to switch off the music.
The silliest thing was when the KCCA officials also asked journalists to stop taking pictures.