This evocative group draws together musical influences from Ireland, Brittany, the Balkans, and a touch of good old rock ’n roll. They show up with a variety of instruments - fiddles, whistles, low whistles, bouzouki, banjo, guitar and bass - and play traditional and original tunes. They have also been known to favor their listeners with occasional songs sung in Irish as well as English.
The band has shared the stage with such Celtic notables as Setanta, KiLA and Cathy Ryan (of Cherish the Ladies), and have played for folk festivals, dances, and pubs around the Pacific Northwest.
Kamukamu Learning Foundation
Kamukamu Learning Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of quality education in underprivileged schools in Uganda. Kamukamu is a registered tax exempt public charity.
The idea for Kamukamu first came to Board Chairman Stephen Ssemaala over ten years ago, following his arrival in America from his homeland in Uganda. Stephen appreciated the educational opportunities America offered to him and his children, and he was looking for ways to expand such opportunity for the children of his native country. After he finished his college education and graduated from law school, Stephen formed Kamukamu in 2009 with the help of several American friends in Washington State. The name Kamukamu Learning Foundation was chosen to reflect the task and method for achieving success.
Kamukamu is a Ugandan tribal proverb meaning “One by one makes a bundle.” It is our belief that helping to enhance education in Uganda requires educating one child and working with one community at a time. Our organization works with local and national leaders and with local communities in Uganda to promote quality education in both primary and secondary public schools.