Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Mbale Warms Up to Pam Awards.

Uganda: Mbale Warms Up to Pam Awards

The Monitor (Kampala)
May 12, 2006Posted to the web May 11, 2006
Edgar R. Batte
This weekend the Pearl of Africa Music (Pam) Awards head to the home of Mountain Elgon, Mbale. It will be a search for talent as well as a launch of the Pam awards in the region.
According to the Chairman of the Pam Awards organising committee Isaac Mulindwa, the regional launch will mainly focus on giving audience to the upcoming local artistes from the far eastern towns like Mbale, Tororo and Soroti.
Mbale Resort will host the big party tomorrow. Revellers will part with a pocket friendly Shs3,000 as entrance fee. There will also be artistes from Kampala to perform at the Mbale launch.
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"We will be travelling with some artistes like Bebe Cool, Blu*3, the Infinity Dancers, Mosh and the Obsessions. Just like the case was in Fort Portal, we will be screening some music videos of artistes from the region before the main stage performances," one of the organisers, Elvis Sekyanzi revealed.
Mulindwa pointed out that there will be no need for artistes from the areas of Jinja and Iganga to travel to Mbale, since there will be a regional launch in Jinja town. Gen. Mega Dee is the 2005 Pam Award Eastern Artiste of the year.
This year, the awards will cross boarders to also tour the major East African cities of Nairobi, Kigali and Dar-es-Salaam. There is also a new category for the best songwriter bringing the total number of awards to 34. Bell lager and Celtel Uganda are the sponsors of the event.

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