Friends School Haverford Kwaya Marimba
Friends School Haverford’s Kwaya Marimba performs compositions inspired by the Shona music of Zimbabwe. These pieces consist of interlocking rhythmic patterns that function like a choir’s soprano, alto, tenor, and bass sections. In fact Kwaya is the Bantu word for choir.
One of the many benefits of playing marimba is that all of the notes are physically organized and laid out before you. Low notes are large and to your left, high notes are small and to your right. You don’t have to associate a tone with a seemingly unrelated fingering as on a wind instrument.
Visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile; the experience of playing in Kwaya Marimba is visceral. You cannot help but move and feel!
Kwaya Marimba Tour Dates and Locations:
The Friends School Haverford Kwaya Marimba Group is going on tour during the 2016-17 school year. Be sure to catch one – or all – of their performances!
Sunday, February 5, 2017 | 1:00pm
The Barnes Foundation: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 12:00pm – 12:35pm
The Agnes Irwin School: Ithan Avenue & Conestoga Road, Rosemont, PA 19010
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Porch at 30th Street Station: 2955 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Saturday, May 13, 2017 | 11:00am – 11:15pm
Dream Flag Project at National Constitution Center: 525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 6:00pm – 6:30pm
Family Picnic at Friends School Haverford: 851 Buck Lane, Haverford, PA 19041
Thursday, March 17, 2016 | 8:30am
GrandFriends Day at Friends School Haverford: 851 Buck Lane, Haverford PA
Saturday, April 2, 2016 |11:00am
The Treehouse at the Philadelphia Zoo: 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 12:00pm
Haverford College: 370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA
Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 7:00pm
Spring Concert at Friends School Haverford: 851 Buck Lane, Haverford PA
Saturday, May 28, 2016 | 12:00pm
Dorney Park: 3830 Dorney Park Rd, Allentown, PA
For more information about these tour dates, please contact Ed Nardi.
Adult / Alumni Marimba Group
The Friends School Haverford Adult/Alumni Marimba group is gearing up to start another year. Parents and Faculty are welcome – No experience necessary. You can come just to try it out.
The group will meet at 5:00 on Tuesdays in the music room starting the week of
September 19, 2016.
If you happen to be somewhat skilled at Hand Drums, Tr. Ed is looking to have a dedicated drummer with good timing. Don’t worry, Tr. Ed will tell you what to do!
Questions? Contact Ed Nardi.