Buula is a Ugandan musician, composer, singer/songwriter who has often been revered as “East and Central Africa’s finest Saxophonist”. He played his first instrument (piano) at the age of 8.
For his tertiary education he dedicated five years to perfecting his lifetime passion and talent in music studying at the Africa Institute of Music, where he trained through a series of music related course units majoring in classical piano, minoring in saxophone which he finalized with an exchange study program in Korea.
He has traveled across boarders on the continents of America, Asia and Africa sharing his God given abilities on various huge and small platforms. He is currently living in Nairobi, Kenya and was one of the acts at the prestigious 2016 Ongea Summit. For 2015 alone he was hosted as one of the acts at the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) doing two acts, One at the Ampi Theater and at the main stage in Mambo club.
He was the Ugandan act selected for the 2015 Jahazi festival in Zanzibar, 2015 Karibu music festival in Bagamoyo Tanzania and was also a key act at the 2016 UTAM festival Nairobi. He also among many countries toured in the Zambian entertainment scene in 2015 where he engaged in colaborative musical activity with some of Zambia’s finest artists and producers. Buula for years worked with some of the home country Uganda’s leading bands Qwela and Code 9 until he decided to go solo in 2012.
He has worked and shared stages with numerous artistes and musicians in their own rights across a diversity of genres of Pop, RnB, Afro-Soul, Hip hop, Jazz… etc, with the likes of Richard Bona when he was the Act from Uganda during the prestigious Safaricom Jazz festival in Nairobi(2014), check out song Kamungolo: https://youtu.be/DVOCuF-Q3So Phil Denny during Jazz under the stars (2013), at Red monkey Jambiani with Blitz Ambassador (2015),
A winter season music and cultural exchange programme in Los Angeles CA https://youtu.be/diJjkiZvvT4 ,Juliana Kanyomozi, Damian Soul, Bebe Cool, and Zimbawbwe’s Alexio Kawara among many others.
He released his first CD titled Take Time in 2013 and is now set to release a brand new one titled “Dawn” end of this year 2016, on which he has created from a variety of styles ranging from the 80’s funk and soul to the latest electronic dance music and Neo-soul, and also collaborated with some of the top East African Artistes.
His first official instrumental Video “Dawn” : https://youtu.be/1y0xjMXnmrc was released late 2015.
Also check out: https://youtu.be/SofmY6HybB8
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