Tonight I went to Rouge for the Maurice Kirya Experience. The Maurice Kirya Experience takes place every last Tuesday of the month and has been taking place for over a year; however, this was the first time that I took to opportunity to attend. What did I think? Honestly? Well, I love Maurice. I've seen him perform in the past, and I've always left impressed. Overall, I think the Experience is a great way to spend a Tuesday night. Maurice describes his music as 'fusion soul', and I think that is a very appropriate description. He sings in five languages and blends together various styles. My favourite song is one he sings in Luganda. I wish I knew more Luganda so I could tell you more about the song. Tonight, he performed a song in English that reminded me of Positive K's I've Got a Man. It was a great song, and the way he delivered it, with so much theatrics, was fun.
I was not so interested in the other acts. There was this one guy with really bad hair, but he was very entertaining on the guitar. But he went a bit too far with his whole pulling a keyboard down, banking a cacophony on it and then throwing it on the floor. This guy, -ozi-something had a decent voice, but he just didn't do it for me. I thought the live backing band was GREAT.
It was nice to go to Rouge. I ran into several old friends--people I'd not seen in almost a year. I've only been to Rouge a hand full of times, but tonight was a great night to be there. The Maurice Kirya Experience is worth catching. See you there in July!