Afrigo Band exceptional guitarist and musician Sammy Kasule has died. His death news has come as a shock to many as he had just come back with new music.
Sammy passed away on Tuesday 27th April 2021 in the evening hours, while in Sweden.
Kasule has been one of the backbones of Uganda’s music, but has for a long time lived a quiet life in Stockholm, Sweden where he has been leading a band called Makonde, together with Swedish musicians and another Ugandan, Gerald Naddibanga.
Combining elements of African soukous and Afro-Cuban rhythms, the group had cut its niche in Stockholm for the slick, pop-oriented sound.
But towards the end of 2019, Kasule made a decision to return home and settle. Having lived in Sweden for about 30 years, Kasule says he has accomplished what he wanted – to shape the future for his two children: 33-year-old Sammy Kasule Jr who is now married with a seven-year-old child, and 23-year-old Mitchell Kasule. “They are now [adults].
“I have been fighting for their future and I thank God that they are ok. That is why I have decided to move back,” said the late Kasule.
We are yet to confirm his cause of death and burial arrangement which we shall be sharing with you.