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Angela Kalule

Angela Kalule

Born in Mengo, Kampala in 1977, Angela Kalule started her singing odyssey like many other musicians, in infancy. Her experience with belting vocals at Aga Khan nursery school in Nairobi as well as in church Sunday school set the foundation for her entry into the professional music circles in Uganda. Her break through into the music field came in 1997 through a friend who was a member of the virtuoso group Diamond Ensemble. Angela joined as a back up vocalist, in the process of transforming to lead vocalist. With Diamond she released her ballad single ‘Akamuli’. She then collaborated with Abby Mukiibi of Afri-Talent on the ‘bulemezi’ songs.

After her time with Diamond, she attended to Light Rays band. Her time at Light Rays was short before she was wooed back to Diamond. During her second term at Diamond she released a six-track album with Diamond male vocalist Dan Kabenje titled ‘Akasisi’. Angela then worked with Rachael Magoola’s band, joined Splash band and unleashed the hit singles ‘Mbipinga’ and ‘Watali Sebo’. In late 2003, she was invited to join The Afrigo band en was regularly on stage as Misty Jazz’ lead vocalist. In 2006, Angela released a six-track solo album, that was mastered at Soul Recording Studios, with two songs in English and four in Luganda. With this album she made a move from her jazz and soul sound to pop music. Her singles, such as groovy “Njagala” and tender “Owo Omwana” were soon climbing up the popular charts and paved the way for an increasingly busy concert schedule. She currently heads her own band, the K’angie band which plays at different venues in and around Kampala.

Some of Angela’s music