Presentation - A Social and Acoustic History of the Kwanongoma Marimba in Zimbabwe

Teacher: Claire Jones

Age Levels: Teens, Adults

Skill Levels: Any skill level

Topics: Presentations, Music Educator

Audio recording allowed. No video recording.

Cost: $21

The Kwanongoma marimbas have become part of the cultural landscape in Zimbabwe since being introduced as a potential "national" instrument in the early 1960's. The discussion will provide a brief history of the spread and development of the instruments---how, for what purposes and by whom they were spread---accompanied by numerous musical examples. This presentation is drawn from Claire's doctoral dissertation, "From Schoolboy Stuff to Professional Musicianship: The Modern Tradition of the Zimbabwean Marimbas" (2006).

Student Materials


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Session Location Length
Session 6 (Sat 3:30 PM) McNary Dining Center 1.5 hours

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