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May 21, 2014
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Demarco performs in Africa


Demarco made a triumphant return to the African continent over the weekend, performing to a mammoth gathering on Saturday night during the Club Music Street Jam held at First Street, Industrial Area.

The concert marked Demarco's second in the Ugandan capital Kampala, and it was a prodigious success measured by any standard.

The buzz surrounding his arrival also made headlines in the Ugandan Daily Monitor, one of the country's premium news tabloids.

Hordes of Africans queued up at the venue as early as 6 p.m. ready to catch one of the finest dancehall artistes to grace today's music alongside a number of local acts. Performances kicked off at 8:30 p.m. with the night's emcee Dave Dash, attempting to up the ante early, urging the over 30,000 in attendance to sing and dance along to popular musical selections courtesy of DJ Aludah, DJ Joe, Slick Stuart and Shiru.

Performances from local artistes Leyla Kayondo, Aziz Azion, Michael Ross, Don MC, Rabadaba, Mun G and Jose Chameleone soon followed, clearing the way for Demarco who finally got on stage at 12:45 a.m., sending the crowd into a frenzy.

Living up to his promise of a memorable event, he performed most of his classics interspersed with new favourites such as Lazy Body and Fren Circle. The atmosphere became so charged at one point that even noted African musician Sheena Karungi got involved in a dancing contest during his set.

Demarco performed for over an hour and ended his sweat-drenched performance with Blessings, a collaboration done with Ugandan singer Peter Miles. After thanking the crowd for their hospitality and patronage he was quickly whisked away by heavy security detail, thereafter more local artistes got involved and stretched the night's festivities until the wee hours of Sunday morning. The show was sponsored by Club Beer and organised by Silk events.

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