Confluence

by Polyphony Marimba

Released 2015
Released 2015
Rocking acoustic marimba music with deep roots in southern Africa and original expression in soaring vocal harmonies and complex poly-rhythms.
NOTES
This is Polyphony Marimba's third album, recorded two days after coming off the road playing 33 dates in 44 days. So the music is tight and clean, with bursts of deep spontaneity. The line-up is some of the best marimba players in the United States: Raven Hennessey Swing, Jesse Garcia, Jesse Larson, Karyna & Peter Swing, Tara & Maren Padovan-Hickman, and Keenan Story. They plumb the roots of Zimbabwean medicine music, and reach for the stars with their own …
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This Day

by Polyphony Marimba

Released 2014
Released 2014
Rocking acoustic marimba music with deep roots in Africa and original expression in soaring vocal harmonies and complex poly-rhythms.
NOTES
This is an album of all original songs for marimba ensemble, rooted in the music of southern Africa with American and classical music influences. It is the culmination of a 25 year journey learning, teaching and playing the music of Zimbabwe on marimbas. Played on a hand-made set of marimbas keyed to Eb, about half the songs are instrumental by Peter or Raven Swing, with contributions by other band members Harlin Pierce and Dylan Moon. The …
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Polyphony Marimba

by Polyphony Marimba

Released 2012
Released 2012
Seven marimbas from soprano to bass play intricate poly-rhythms held on point by shakers ("hosho"), drawing deeply on the music of Zimbabwe; extending to our own compositions with soaring vocal harmonies.