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Zimbabwean Marimba: Zendekaiwa Wedding Song

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Zimbabwean Marimba: Zendekaiwa
Zendekaiwa is a wedding song from Zimbabwe with two sets of call and response singing parts accompanied by 7 different simultaneously layered polyrhythmic parts for soprano, tenor, baritone and bass marimba. Drums and shakers support the singing to create a tapestry of sound.  Students in this workshop will learn the background of the song and of Zimbabwean marimbas and what makes them unique. No experience is necessary and everyone will have the opportunity to play several different marimbas.