Willimantic Street Fests

Willimantic's July  3rd Thursday Street Fest is NOT cancelled


Zikina Music


Hi, My name is Gideon Ampeire a member of the local music group Echo Uganda. I am writing to check if you have any performance opportunities in the 2018 3rd Thursday lineup. I think my new group Zikina would be a good fit for this year. Here is two promotional videos about our new musical performance at The Stone Church, Brattleboro Vemont: http://zikinamusic.com/videos/ You can find more info and audio/video samples at www.zikinamusic.com. I think the community will be drawn to us as our unique approach immediately sparks intrigue: Gideon Ampeire, a Uganda native with international performance experience, plays traditional East African instruments that are very rare in the US and we blend these special sounds with accessible funk, rock, and caribbean grooves. Recently, we've built a following and drawn 70-100 fans as a solo act at First Night Northampton, MA and the Porter-Phelps Huntington museum Wednesday Folk Traditions series in Hadley, MA (http://www.pphmuseum.org/zikina-2017). We have played many other well-received shows in CT such as at the Coventry Farmers Market and Storrs Concerts on the Square Series We would be happy to take any performing opportunities at the 3rd Thursday festival Thank you Gideon Ampeire 8604556689