Sammy Kasule


Sammy Kasule was a Ugandan musician and bassist. He died on 27 April 2021 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Born in Uganda, Samuel Kasule showed interest in music at a very early age when he built his very first guitar out of wood and tins. However, his mother would hear none of it and smashed his first two home-made guitars. Sammy made a third one which he hid in the bushes, and secretly played it whenever he was sent on an errand. In secondary school, he joined Katikamu Light College band which kick started his lifelong career as a musician.

Sammy Kasule later dropped out of school and first joined Super Kaumba and Les Noirs in the 1970’s. Owing to the political climate in his native country, Sammy fled Idi Amin’s reign of terror for Kenya where he established himself. During this period he played bass guitar for Vundumuna in addition to recording 2 albums. The self titled Kasule and Muziki.

While living in Sweden, Sammy Kasule started a band named Makonde. The band is a rare mix of cultures consisting of musicians from several African countries and also some from Sweden. Back in Uganda Kasule continues to compose, sing and also play the bass guitar.

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Sammy Kasule
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