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Music that touches the soul!
The passion of the musicians and the spirit of the music is truly electrifying.
Just try sitting still while they are playing! 
Lori M.

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Our band joins together to play both traditional and contemporary African songs on marimba, mbira, drums and voices.  Teenagers and adults join together to play this joyful music.  KUUNGANA itself is a Swahili word that means to connect or join.

This lively, danceable music will get your feet tapping and your hips swaying in time to the complex, enticing rhythms.  Listeners often call this “happy music” and people of all ages respond to it with enthusiasm and delight.

We in the band play this amazing music for the joy it brings to us and to the audience.  The lead marimba carries the musical storyline, the other marimbas carry the melodic patterns that weave through the song, and the traditional “hosho”, or gourd rattles, hold the driving beat.  It all comes together in a tapestry of music guaranteed to get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Sat
    05
    May
    2018

    Procession of the Species

    4ishMARITIME HERITAGE PARK

    Come have fun with us at the end of the festival!!!
    We don't yet know the exact date or time yet.

     

  • Sat
    19
    May
    2018

    Alumni Weekend WWU - formerly Back to Bellingham

    12:00 pmWWU - Red Square

    You don't have to be an alumni to come hear us in Red Square!!

  • Sat
    30
    Jun
    2018

    Fairhaven Cinema

    5:00 amFairhaven Green

    We are playing before the movie.  Come hear us and then stay for the movie

LISTEN TO US

Our band consists of three veterans of the now retired Juba Marimba- Bellingham’s premier marimba band (Deb, John and Tedd), one veteran of Kuva Rhythm Project, three veterans of Bellingham’s youth marimba bands (Adrienne, Jesse and Rachel) and our newest member who has come from a Seattle marimba band Nyamuziwa.

 We happily share our music through performances, parties, gatherings, fairs, benefits and school workshops.  ENJOY!

For booking or other questions, contact us or call Deb 360.739.6801 or John Hatten at 360.671.7012.

The Original Group!