Anzanga Marimba Ensemble

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble

January 15, 2016
Public Performance: Friday @ 7:30 p.m.
Special Hands-On Marimba Workshop: Friday @ 4:00 p.m. for ages 8 and up! Call the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 to register.

“Anzanga’s is a pure and positive sound—true heart medicine.” — Rhythm Music Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the Anzanga Marimba Ensemble makes its 4th annual appearance at BPA, returning to perform the lively and beautiful melodies of Southern Africa, one night only on January 15.

For over 25 years, this Seattle-based ensemble has brought the electrifying and energizing music of African marimba to the national and international stage including regional appearances at the Northwest Folklife Festival and Bumbershoot as well as performances in South Africa and China. The troupe’s repertoire is primarily from Zimbabwe, with influences from throughout Africa, in addition to original compositions. This special public performance is part of BPA’s Cultural Outreach Program.

Anzanga plays using seven marimbas—three sopranos, twotenors, a baritone, and a bass—and hoshos, or gourd shakers. The marimbas are hand-crafted xylophones made from various hardwoods. The tuning is based on the tonalities found in Zimbabwean music. Each key sits above a resonator that has a vibrating membrane which amplifies the sound and adds a unique “buzz” to the music. For additional information visit Anzanga online at www.anzangamarimba.band.

 

 

 

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble

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