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!
The Barnes Foundation: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130
The Agnes Irwin School: Ithan Avenue & Conestoga Road, Rosemont, PA 19010
Porch at 30th Street Station: 2955 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Dream Flag Project at National Constitution Center: 525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Family Picnic at Friends School Haverford: 851 Buck Lane, Haverford, PA 19041
GrandFriends Day at Friends School Haverford: 851 Buck Lane, Haverford PA
The Treehouse at the Philadelphia Zoo: 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Haverford College: 370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA
Spring Concert at Friends School Haverford: 851 Buck Lane, Haverford PA
Dorney Park: 3830 Dorney Park Rd, Allentown, PA
For more information about these tour dates, please contact Ed Nardi.