When Shifah Musisi was announced as the performer for the 6th edition of the Jazz Fm #LiveSessions, excitement was sky high. No one would have however predicted that the Sunday evening event would be this fun-filled. From perfectly chilled acoustic music to a full band performance and a fashion stall exhibiting her and her team's designs, the show had it all. Throw in some DJ mixes and surprise performances from Shifah Musisi's bandmates and you have a perfect evening.
Streaming live on 106.1 Jazz FM and hosted by reknown guitarist and radio personality Uncle Ben, the event held at The Kurb rooftop in Kisementi attracted a sizeable crowd early in the evening. Shifah Musisi hit the stage around 6PM for the first session clad in a white top and Kitengi trousers. The opening session featured purely acoustic songs. She proceeded to deliver a touching set of soft, soulful melodies to her songs like Life without you, Ebilowozo, Emirembe, and a yet to be released song titled "Munsi Eno" which she promised her fans would be released in July. She closed the opening session with the much loved "Sanyu lyange" which had almost everyone singing along. Shifah Musisi then exited the stage to prepare for the second session to a rapturous applause from the excited fans.
The proceeding break featured beautiful mixes by DJ Tony who kept the crowd well entertained. The second session opened with a performance from Shifah Musisi's bandmate Prudence Yanzi who did an original composition titled "Mundeke muwaane".This was followed by an equally amazing performance from Charles, another band member performing his single titled "Sunshine". Shifah Musisi then joined the proceedings and performed a number of songs including Mukyalo, Nkusubiza, Kusema and Olugendo. Before the end of the second session, she performed a song titled "Mwalajje" which she confessed is a song that "has no meaning" but asked the crowd to decide what the song spoke to them. The emotional song left some in tears as one fan confessed it was a special song that had deeply touched him. Another brief break followed shortly as she prepared to turn things up a little with a full band performance to crown the day.
The third and final segment of the show started with a surprise as Shifah Musisi handed out special lighters to everyone in the crowd that they were supposed to hold up in remembrance of their fallen loved ones. It was an emotional moment as she performed her raggae songs "Muntumulamu" & "Who you are", the latter an unreleased song and by the end of the performance, almost everyone was on their feet, lighters in the air. It was a sight to behold. She ended the show with a crowd favorite performance of "Owoluganda" and "Mukyalo". It was a memorable evening for those in attendance.
Check out the highlights from the show.