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Marimba JamLocation: Based in Cape Town
Marimba Jam is a vibrant, female-driven company that not only performs, but also offers musical education across Cape Town. The act offer a 4-piece or a 5-piece Marimba Band for occasions such as weddings, corporate events, private functions and for those that require light entertainment.
Founded in 2012 as an outreach program by Kiara Ramklass, the initiative aimed to address the inequalities within our education system, particularly in terms of access to musical education in underprivileged areas. Through this, they were able to establish a sense of cultural and social harmony between learners from different backgrounds.
This program was awarded the Amy Beihl “Spirit of Youth” Award in 2012. Since then, the growth of the company has been substantial- having a Professional Marimba Band as well as teaching over 100 learners in Cape Town.
Marimba Jam offers an extensive repertoire which is diverse in styles. Their Set List includes a variety of traditional, reggae, pop and jazz songs as well as any prior requests to the event. Some of our notable favourites include: Hamba Nawe, Pata Pata, Click Song, Mbube (“In the Jungle”), Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder), Is This Love (Bob Marley) and Ain’t No Sunshine (Jazz Cover).
Marimba Jam has been featured on Zone Radio as well as the Open Streets Celebration in 2015. They have a regular booking at Pastis Brasserie Constantia in Cape Town.
- Live Performance on Zone Radio (2016)
- "There's Still Good" UCT Student Film Fundraiser (2016)
- Regular Restaurant Gigs at Pastis Brasserie Constantia (2016)
- UCT Law Faculty Pre-Graduation Celebration (2016)
- "Play it Forward" Wynberg Girl's High School Fundraiser (2015)
- Open Streets Cape Town (January 2015)
- Numerous Weddings
The 4-piece band consists of 3 Marimbas (Alto, Tenor and Bass marimba) and an accompanying African Djembe drum. This is the perfect option if you require light, background entertainment.
The 5-piece band consists of the 3 Marimbas, the African Djembe drum, as well as, an accompanying drum kit. This is the perfect option if you seek a vibrant performance, with more emphasis on the presence of the band.
- 4-piece band (3 Marimbas & Djembe)
- 5-piece band (3 Marimbas, Djembe drum, and drum kit)
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