Groove to rhythmic beats at our next After Hours concert, featuring the Maine Marimba Ensemble, on Saturday, January 14, at 7:00 p.m. We guarantee you won’t be able to stop your toes from tapping at this Zimbabwean-style marimba show!
Maine Marimba Ensemble is a fantastically unique percussion band based in Portland, Maine. They not only play marimbas, but they make them! Marimbas are large wooden xylophone-like instruments, and the ones the band plays are hand-made by band member Jacob Wolff. The ensemble incorporates great rhythms that inspire foot-tapping, hipswaying and energetic dancing.
The Maine Marimba Ensemble is comprised of members Tchukki Andersen, Kevin Caron, Rob Cimitile, Elliot Heeschen, Pete Himmer, Zebulon Kelley, Chris Fletcher, Matt Wasowski, and Jacob Wolff. The way that these folks intertwine each note with the surrounding strikes is truly captivating. The complex polyrhythms blend so well that they become one movement, much like a traditional African experience.
For more information on this After Hours concert, call 767-7660 x 2 and make sure to follow the library on Facebook for updates. You can also learn more about Maine Marimba Ensemble at http://www.mainemarimbaensemble.com.
This program is free, and is made possible through the support of the Friends of the South Portland Public Library. Please note that this event is held outside of the library’s usual hours of operation. The library will be closed to regular business during this event.