Following the storming success of their third album Nyanza, Owiny Sigoma Band will be heading on a UK once more. This time, thanks to the Arts Council, they’re also playing a string of cities they’ve never played before.
Following the sad news that Charles Owoko passed away in October, Albert Bisaso Ssempeke will be joining the band. Charles was a hugely well-regarded practitioner of the nyiduonge drums which he played in the band, and Albert comes from a suitably esteemed background. Albert’s father was the last “court” musician in Uganda and so he comes from a revered musical lineage.
Jesse Hackett from the band said, “it’s going to be strange to play without Charles but we’re excited to have an amazing Ugandan musician like Albert join us. The gig promises to take Owiny into new exciting, unknown musical explorations playing material spanning our three albums.”
Check all dates below and grab tickets through Songkick.
22nd May Brudenell, Leeds
23rd May The Harley, Sheffield
24th May Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
26th May Colston Hall, Bristol
27th May Rich Mix, London
28th May Chorlton Arts Festival, Manchester