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Balafon Marimba Ensemble

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Balafon Marimba Ensemble

Balafon Marimba Ensemble has been played on NTS shows including Kaitlyn Aurelia-Smith Presents: TouchThePlants, with Amatoto first played on 26 January 2018.

The five men and three women of the Oregon-based Balafon Marimba Ensemble take a high energy, multilayered, approach to the music of Africa and the Caribbean. Performing on home-made instruments, the group roars with a highly-percussive intensity. While nearly half of their material comes from Zimbabwe, the ensemble's repertoire includes tunes from Zaire, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Balafon Marimba Ensemble was formed in 1981 during a class at Oregon State University. After building their own marimbas, the group began performing throughout the…

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