Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Ragga Dee heading for North America
EDGAR R. BATTE
Trust Ugandan artistes on making it big and eating big too, with the latest being through their musical trips to the west to make extra pounds, euros and dollars. The most recent is 2005 Pearl of African Music award winner, Ragga Dee (pictured) who is scheduled to perform in Toronto, Canada between May 19 and June 3rdAs a kick off of the summer festivities this month, the Ugandan community in Toronto City is set to receive Ragga Dee, that is according to Music promoter Fred Kinene. "After his tour of several African cities as well as London and Sweden, he now comes to Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton and British Columbia as the first leg of his North American tour before heading to the USA," Kinene disclosed in an interview with Daily Monitor.Kinene further explained that the show would aim at creating awareness for children who live in war-conflict areas in Uganda. In Canada, Ragga Dee is expected to show the new breed of African music. The show is slated to host other acts from Canadian performers like Malachi.

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