African Marimba Vol. 1: Beginning Tunes
African Marimba Series
For upper elementary and above
African Marimba Vol. 1 is a compilation of tunes in the African Marimba series volumes 2-5 that are most accessible to beginning marimba players. Any of the tunes will give experiences in polyrhythms and African music.
Some of the pieces have suggested arrangements based on what is played at the author's studios; others have parts notated and you can arrange the pieces according to you and your groups creativity.
Each piece has notes about the piece and tips about the performance of it. Some have short vocal parts.
Contents - titles and arrangers/teachers:
Amaxoxo - Alport Mhlanga
Baba Mudiki - Paul Mataruse
Buya iAfrica - Traditional, Arranged by Ross Johnson and Bonnie Carol
Chikende - Traditional, Arranged by Zivanai Masango
Chikomba - Traditional, Arranged by Paul Mataruse
Duduluza - Alport Mhlanga
eKwanangoma - Alport Mhlanga
Gandanga - Paul Mataruse
Kgapotso - Traditional, Arranged at Kwanangoma College
Kopa - Alport Mhlanga
Maggie - Composer Unknown, Arranged by Alport Mhlanga
Manhanga - Traditional, Arranged by Paul Mataruse
Musangano - Randy McIntosh
Musha Wangu Urikudenga - Christian Church song, arranged by Paul Mataruse
Osano - Alport Mhlanga
Sarura Wako - Traditional, Arranged by Garadziva Chigamba
Shona Na - Traditional, Arranged by Zivanai Masango
Siyakudumisa - Hymn, Arranged for Holy Spirits Choir by Joseph Damaku, Arranged for marimbas by Michael Breez
Ssir Matimba - Alport Mhlanga
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