Anzanga Marimba Ensemble brings energizing music to BPA January 19
BPA Cultural Outreach Program: Anzanga Marimba Ensemble
Friday, January 19 @ 7:30 p.m.
+ Hands-On Marimba Workshop @ 4:00 p.m. for ages 8 and older
At Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, celebrate a day of community with your friends and neighbors as the Anzanga Marimba Ensemble returns for it’s 6th annual appearance at BPA to perform the lively and beautiful melodies of Southern Africa, one night only on January 19. Anzanga celebrates 30 years performing throughout the Northwest and globally. This Seattle-based ensemble brings the electrifying and energizing music of African marimba to the national and international stage with 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, two tenors, 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 appears at BPA one night only on Friday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $12 for adults and $10 for children (ages 12 and under), may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. Marimba enthusiasts are encouraged to sign up for the hands-on workshop held at BPA at 4:00 p.m. in advance of the show. Space is limited! Reserve your spot for this special annual workshop by calling the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569; reservations are $20 per person for ages eight and older. Box office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.
BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from BCF, the Mabee Family Foundation, and the Alder Fund at the Bainbridge Community Foundation. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.
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