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Welcome to Jamba, an African marimba band in the Columbia River Gorge. Our primary inspiration and influence comes from the music of the Shona peoples of Zimbabwe, in southern Africa. We also play music from the Caribbean islands and other parts of the world. With a full set of ten marimbas - from sopranos to a huge bass - we perform at fairs and festivals through-out the Gorge: from Hood River...
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Garadziva Chigamba – Garadziva has always been willing to share the music of his culture with us, with an open and generous heart. Thank you Garadziva. Sandy Ockenden – Sandy taught us in the early days. With his patience we learned our first songs and he gave us a gentle push to perform. Sandy guided us through the building of our first marimbas. A kind and generous man and extraordinary...
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Listen to Marimba Music, Review my Method Book, Keiko Abe’s Biography, The Evolution of the Concert Marimba, Schedule my Appearance at Your Music Event. The Marimba A modern day descendent of African and Asian xylophones, the concert marimba is made of tuned rosewood bars suspended over...
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Kupira Marimba is taking Texas by storm-filling dance floors everywhere we go! Come join in the family-friendly fun! Get on our email list to find out when we're playing next! We love you! Contact us to book your next dance party! PS: We have a smaller marimba Trio that can do quieter events too!...
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Maine Marimba Ensemble plays captivating polyrhythmic arrangements of traditional and contemporary Zimbabwean Shona music that gets everyone dancing and drumming. From Portland Maine they bring African music to New England. Maine Marimba Ensemble is available for hire. They play private and...
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Marimba music is meant to be played in together. Our classes are taught in a band format, where everyone gets to try out the different sizes of marimbas, and instantly become a part of a thriving community. Prior musical experience is welcome but not necessary. We hope you’ll decide to join us. Joel Laviolette is a dedicated musician, a patient and giving teacher, and a world-class craftsman. I...
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Marimba Boise is a community of students of marimba music, in Boise, Idaho. Playing a family of xylophones, we create an intricate and joyful sound. Marimba Boise is a community of students of Zimbabwean-style marimba music. We play on a family of xylophones, where each instrument adds an essential voice to an intricate and joyful sound. Drawing on music from southern Africa, we celebrate the...
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Zimbabwean-style marimba and mbira classes, workshops and camps on Whidbey Island, WA. Mauya Mauya! Welcome to Rubatano paChitsuwa. The name, meaning United on the Island, came from Cosmas Magaya and Beauler Dyoko after one of their many visits to Whidbey Island. They and many other Zimbabwean guests feel at home here while sharing their Shona music and culture. Rubatano Center is a gathering...
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Zimba Marimba Band is an exciting percussion group from Sweden comprised of eleven young musicians aged 17-21 years. The band has delighted audiences all over the world with energy filled performances. We have given concerts and played at multicultural conferences and festivals in the U.S., Germany, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. In addition, we have presented...
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It has been a long time since full blown marimba has been heard in Seattle music clubs. Remember Dumi and the likes of the Bombay Bicycle Club in Pioneer Square and the Bistro in the U-District? It’s time to hear it again, NOW at the Triple Door. Musically rooted in traditional Zimbabwean and other styles of African music arranged for marimba, these ensembles perform on marimbas of different...
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GP Percussion was an established company, happy to live in our niche at first as timpani designers and builders and then as a small publishing company dedicated to publishing high quality marimba related books, music and recordings. For the past ten years, a music wholesaler in Texas has been importing very low quality percussion instruments from China to sell in the consumer market here in the...
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Kai Stensgaard, is internationally recognized as a leading concert marimba artist and composer from Denmark. KS is one of the pioneers in six mallet playing, and he has composed several works for six mallets. Among those the “Concierto Mexicano”, a concerto for marimba and Orchestra, the first concerto that calls for six mallet playing. KS has written several six mallet marimba solo pieces from...
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Welcome to the Site!Happy Holidays Everyone!Looking for new and innovative printed music for your marimba bands and Orff ensembles? You've found the right place. Please browse the "publications" tab sidebar to see what we offer, hear samples of the songs,. "This new book by Doug Edwards (Jig...) was a run-away hit at the WMEA Conference in Yakima last month. We sold out in a hurry, but we've...
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Chicamarimba is an eight woman marimba ensemble whose playing radiates with a love of music and deep friendship. Chicamarimba performs upbeat world music blending African and Latin American rhythms, as well as contemporary favorites for all ages to enjoy.
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Greetings from Boka Marimba! We are Portland’s original African-style marimba band. We have been thrilling audiences in the Pacific Northwest with the exuberant music of Zimbabwe and Southern Africa for more than 20 years. Boka Marimba is a ten piece band, blending soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass marimbas, drum set, percussion, and vocals to create a unique and irresistible sound. Our...
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Group lessons in African Marimba! Come play the music of Zimbabwe in a group setting (6-8 people). Marimbas supplied. No musical experience required, no music-reading. Fun! "Years ago, I saw a marimba group playing at Pioneer Courthouse Square, and thought that the music was great and playing it looked like so much fun. Then I found out about Kite's marimba classes and joined one. Playing...
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A World Jazz Extravaganza with MC Shoehorn! The tap dancer and saxophonist presents his new CD "Wingin' It" and his new DVD "Dances with Instruments". The CD has a strong Afro-Cuban flavor, with a Japanese twist. The music is grooving hard with bassist Damian Erskine, drummer Martin Zarzar, percussionists Miguel Bernal and Scott Wardinsky, and pianist Gordon Lee . "Wingin" It" features guest...
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Originating in Africa, the thumbdrum has made its way throughout the world. Known also as a sansa, kalimba, and thumb piano, it is being used in ritualistic music and in recording studios world wide. Closely related to the mbira, another traditional African instrument, it is played by plucking the tines, or keys, with thumbs or fingers. The name kalimba is a Bantu word which means “little...
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The Universal Marimba Competition, located in the heart of Europe and acclaimed as one of the most prestigious in the World, gathers the marimba around the globe and foster cross cultural understanding. It has been dedicated with success to promote the popularization and development of the marimba art and culture, sparing no efforts in supporting leading artists and prize winners. Unique in the...
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The Namib Marimbas are a percussion group based in Namibia. Performing at numerous events and locations such as private and official functions, fundraisers and abroad, their original compositions mirror the friendly people and vibrant spirits of Namibia. The first attempt to establish a Marimba Group in Kuisebmond could be traced back to 1987. Mrs. Denise van Bergen took the first initiative...
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