African Marimba Vol. 1: Beginning TunesAfrican Marimba SeriesBonnie CarolSpiral-bound BookFor 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 MhlangaBaba Mudiki - Paul MataruseBuya iAfrica - Traditional, Arranged by Ross Johnson and Bonnie CarolChikende - Traditional, Arranged by Zivanai MasangoChikomba - Traditional, Arranged by Paul MataruseDuduluza - Alport MhlangaeKwanangoma - Alport MhlangaGandanga - Paul MataruseKgapotso - Traditional, Arranged at Kwanangoma CollegeKopa - Alport MhlangaMaggie - Composer Unknown, Arranged by Alport MhlangaManhanga - Traditional, Arranged by Paul MataruseMusangano - Randy McIntoshMusha Wangu Urikudenga - Christian Church song, arranged by Paul MataruseOsano - Alport MhlangaSarura Wako - Traditional, Arranged by Garadziva ChigambaShona Na - Traditional, Arranged by Zivanai MasangoSiyakudumisa - Hymn, Arranged for Holy Spirits Choir by Joseph Damaku, Arranged for marimbas by Michael BreezSsir Matimba - Alport Mhlanga