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INFECTIOUS

 

AND

 

IRRESITIBLE

 

AFRICAN

 

DANCE

 

MUSIC

 

 

 

THE MUSIC

We play both TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN MUSIC.  The traditional music is largely based on ancient melodies and poly-rhythms originally played on the mbira.

In this music style, each piece is composed of several repetitive interlocking patterns.  A lead storyline or melody is playing on top of these patterns.  The result is a complex, dynamic interplay that is exhilarating and deeply moving.  The contemporary music is drawn from African and North American sources, including Zimbabweans living in the United States and Europe as well as the larger marimba community in the western US and Canada.

The annual Zimbabwean music festival Zimfest, is an inspiration for our band and the many peopled drawn to African music and dance.  In Bellingham, a number of marimba bands play (or played) this music including Juba Marimba, Sweet Pumpkins, Mhuri Marimba Ensemble, The Big Bad Monkeys, Ruvara Marimba Ensemble, Kuva and Kuungana.

The ensemble of instruments creates music that is exciting to listen to.. and wonderful for dancing!  The music has a universal quality that appeals to all ages and backgrounds.

 

 

 

For booking or other questions, contact CONTACT US or call Deb 360.739.6801.

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

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