Introduction to Mexican Music
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Introduction to Mexican Music
Marimba Band
The Marimba Band is an ensemble specialized in folk music of traditional marimba. It consists of marimba, double bass and drums.


The marimba is a percussion instrument consisting of a set of wooden bars struck with mallets to produce musical tones. Resonators suspended underneath the bars amplify their sound. The bars of a chromatic marimba are arranged like the keys of a piano.

Where is Marimba band music from?

Marimba band music is native to the Mexican states of Chipas and Oaxaca.

Famous Marimba Groups
  • Brisas Del Grijalba