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The Kenny G of Africa? Fans say it's saxophonist Isaiah Katumwa

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Isaiah Katumwa

In the east African country of Uganda is a self-taught saxophonist named Isaiah Katumwa.

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Born and bred in Uganda, fans say Katumwa is the best saxophinst they have. He's been dubbed their Kenny G.

Music isn't all that Isaiah Katumwa does, however. He also hosts the weekly program "Jazz with Isaiah" that's shown on national TV every Friday night.

African Smoothie is Isaiah Katumwa's most recent album. And although it came out a couple years ago, Katumwa performs many of the songs from it on a new live DVD.

Katumwa uses three words to describe his music: African, smooth and divine. Sure seems accurate.

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