Class information

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TitleBeginning African Marimba Ensemble (Knock on Wood!)
Price$150
DaysMTWThF (week 1), July 17–21
Times1:00–2:30pm
Instructor(s)Jim Levine
Slots (taken)10 (10)
LocationUniversity Park Gym
DescriptionIn the Shona language of Zimbabwe, Marimba means “the wood that sings” and that is totally true! This ensemble is for the person who has never had any African Marimba classes. We will learn to play songs from Zimbabwe and South Africa, including some poly-rhythmic arrangements. We will have sopranos, tenors, a baritone and a bass marimba for participants to use during the class. This is African music so it is all taught verbally. No keyboard or music reading required, just enthusiasm to play some really fun, “happy” music! This music is spreading across Alaska as there are currently 3 bands in Homer, 2 in Anchorage and one each in Kodiak and Juneau.

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