Posts Tagged ‘marimba’

Marimba Day, Guatemala

Friday, February 21st, 2014

In 1995, The Marimba was declared Guatemala’s National Instrument and Feb 20th its commemorative day.
Here are some photograph of the outdoor concert at Plaza Mayor, Downtown Guatemala City to commemorate Marimba Day.

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Marimba dancing

Want to see how to dance Marimba? Check out this handsome couple:

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Dia de la Marimba

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Today is Guatemala’s Day of the Marimba and we are celebrating it with a free Marimba concert at Plaza Mayor.ore pjotos latet today.


The Paiz Marimba Festival

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

The Paiz Marimba Festival took place at The National Theatre Miguel Angel Asturias, the event was a success and the experience proved to be unique. In the photograph, the lobby of the Hall Efraín Recinos, where was exposed the elaboration process of marimbas.

The Paiz Marimba Festival is Coming!

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

XXXI Festival de Marimba PaizQuality is guaranteed with an assemblage of the top ten marimbas from Guatemala who will be performing on September 25th with two shows at Cultural Center Miguel Ángel Asturias, the Festival de Marimba Paiz celebrates its thirty-first edition.

The musical direction is by Guillermo De León Ruiz with special guests, including Bob Porter and his Orchestra.

Porter who came in the 70’s to Guatemala worked with great musicians of that time, also traveled from mid-eighties with his orchestra to the United States where they were always recognized for their music, a few years ago they return to Sacramento JazzFest and earn a place in the top three orchestras. That fills him with satisfaction and smiles as he recalls the experience at the rehearsal.

He says that while some might argued that they didn’t have the same technical level, there was something special about the musicians who made ​​them become part of the best bands at that time.

So, you already know which place you should attend the 25th of this month. To find out more, visit the website of the Fundación Paiz (Paiz Cultural Foundation).

Your Favorite Marimba Song

Monday, August 29th, 2011

You could say we’re big music fans here in Guatemala Daily Photo. In Guatemala City there are still a few places where you can hear marimba regularly, sometimes in malls. The best opportunities for me are outdoors as shown in the picture.

So, what’s your favorite song performed by marimba?