Zikina

Zikina

Sat · August 26, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

$10.00 - $13.00

Zikina
Zikina
The Zikina experience starts with curiosity. If you’re like most audience
members, you’ll immediately ask, “What is that he’s playing?” Uganda native Gideon
Ampeire draws you in with a variety of traditional East African instruments rarely found
in the US, including enanga (zither), adungu (harp), and kalimba (thumb piano)- all of
which he builds himself.
Once your interest is piqued by the instruments, you’ll quickly discover that
there’s so much more to the band beyond basic novelty. Mike Cardozo (guitar) weaves
intricate melodic conversations with Gideon and dances through the beat with punchy
rhythmic lines. Roston Kirk (bass) and Kade Parkin (drums) weave a sonic landscape that
flows seamlessly from intense grooves to joyous dance beats to dreamy textures.
Gideon's vocals can cut powerfully through the fabric or float lightly above. It all adds up
to something completely new and unique, yet immediately accessible. Zikina is based in
central CT and western MA and is versatile enough to create a special experience
whether in a concert hall or at a party or event.
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301
https://www.hawksandreed.com/