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Michael Kiwanuka

In 2012, the young Michael Kiwanuka performed a free concert at the Montreux Jazz Café. What he didn’t know was that Claude Nobs was in the audience. Impressed by his velvety voice and his edgy melodies, the Festival founder decided to have him perform at the Auditorium Stravinski the next day. Ten years later, he returns for the fourth time to the Montreux Jazz Festival to present his sublime album, KIWANUKA. In this album, the Briton of Ugandan origin proudly proclaims his heritage, enriching his neo-soul sound with afro-beat rhythms, and addressing today’s racism, notably in the single “Hero”, a tribute to Black Panthers founder Fred Hampton. 

  • Swiss exclusivity
Wednesday – 06 July
Stage
Montreux Jazz Lab
Tickets Category
Standing
Price
CHF 125.–
20:00

GABRIELS

BLACK PUMAS

MICHAEL KIWANUKA