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What does a marimba band sound like? Here are two MP3 files

1. Isu Tauya Pano - 2. Amaxoxo


AFRICIAN MARIMBA BOOKS

Pieces in these books are arranged for seven diatonic marimbas in the keys of C, G, and their relative modes and can be played on any of the Shona style marimbas that have taken this country by storm. I learned the pieces from various teachers at festivals and in workshops. In addition to the Zimbabwean-style marimba groups, school and college marimba ensembles, especially those with Orff instruments, will find the pieces interesting, challenging, and appropriate. The pieces are written in standard music notation and have (usually) seven parts.

 

AM1

AFRICAN MARIMBA: VOLUME ONE
Beginning Tunes - a collection of the easiest tunes from volumes 1-4
Transcribed by Bonnie Carol

Book $25.00

Table of Contents:

  • Amaxoxo
  • Baba Mudiki
  • Buya iAfrica
  • Chikende
  • Chikomba
  • Duduluza
  • eKwanangoma
  • Gandanga
  • Kgapotso
  • Kopa
  • Maggie
  • Manhanga
  • Musangano
  • Musha Wangu Urikudenga
  • Osano
  • Sarura Wako
  • Shona Na
  • Siyakudumisa
 

AM2

AFRICAN MARIMBA: VOLUME TWO
Old and New Tunes
Transcribed by Bonnie Carol

Book $25.00

Table of Contents:

  • Buya iAfrica
  • Chikende
  • The First of March
  • Hwa Hwa Rine Nge Nyama
  • Kgapotso
  • Kuzanga
  • Mahororo
  • Manyatera
  • Mombe Yeumai
  • Musangano
  • Nhemamusasa
  • Nhemamusasa Yekutanga
  • Nyamaropa
  • Sarura Wako
  • Shona Na
  • Shumba
  • Siti, Muasikana Adadeka
  • Siyakudumisa
  • Taireva
 

AM3

AFRICAN MARIMBA: VOLUME THREE
A Retrospective of a Lifetime of Work
Alport Mhlanga

Book $25.00

Table of Contents:

  • Amaxoxo
  • Bekezela
  • Chiradza II
  • Dana
  • Duduluza
  • Ectasy
  • eKwanangoma
  • Festival Fever
  • Kgopotso
  • Kopa
  • Maggie
  • Maimbo
  • Ndinolila
  • Nyathela
  • Osano
  • Ranchera
  • Ssir Matimba
  • The Third of June
  • Thula Mtananmi
  • Tshebetshehbe
  • Umdhaka
 

AM4 AFRICAN MARIMBA: VOLUME FOUR
Eight African Pieces Arranged for Ensembles of Seven Marimbas
As taught by Paul Mataruse in the USA
Book $25.00 -

Table of Contents:

  • Baba Mudiki - © Paul Mataruse
  • Chemutengure - traditional, arranged by Paul Mataruse
  • Chikomba - traditional, arranged by Paul Mataruse
  • Gandanga - © Paul Mataruse
  • Manhanga - traditional, arranged by Paul Mataruse
  • Mhunza Musha - © Paul Mataruse
  • Musha Wangu Urikudenga - church song, arranged by Paul Mataruse
  • Taireva - traditional, arranged by Paul Mataruse

AM5 AFRICAN MARIMBA: VOLUME FIVE
Nine African Pieces Arranged for Ensembles of Seven Marimbas
As taught by Paul Mataruse in the USA
Book $25.00 -

Table of Contents:

  • Ariko Munyaradzi - traditional, arranged by Paul Mataruse
  • Hanga - traditional, arranged by Paul Mataruse
  • Mbube - © Solomon Linda, arranged by Paul Mataruse
  • Mudzimu Wangu - traditional, arranged by Paul Mataruse
  • Out of the Nest - © Fiona Cannon & Dean Samuel
  • Ranchera - © Alport Mhlanga, arranged by Paul Mataruse
  • Shauri Yako - © NGuashi N’timbo, arranged by Paul Mataruse
  • Tanzania - composer unknown, arranged by Paul Mataruse
  • Taurai Zvenyu - © Paul Matavire, arranged for marimba by Paul Mataruse

 

 


AFRICAN MARIMBA BAND

AFRICAN MARIMBA ENSEMBLE
Although we don't have an African marimba band here any more, I'm leaving all these photos and notes as a reminiscence of the world class fun we had with it.

 

Okapi MarimbaOkapi Marimba

 

Okapi Marimba
WILD OKAPI MARIMBA

THE SHONA TRIBE OF ZIMBABWE
Much of our marimba music is based on the mbira tradition of the Shona people, the majority cultural group in Zimbabwe. This music is known world wide for its intricate interlocking polyrhythmic melodies. The mbira is the ancient tribal
instrumemnt of the Shona peoples, dating back thousands of years.

Okaipi

The OKAPI, our namesake, is a very decorative endangered relative of the Giraffe with a 14 inch long, blue tongue!

Bonnie Carol
Some scary marimba players on Halloween, 2001

OkapiOnStage

Okapi Marimba Ensemble - on stage at the Boulder Theater 2010
OkapiBow

 


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