Add a magical musical touch to your next event or special ocassion with Sol marimba band! Sol has over 30 years of experience performing the enchantingly beautiful, festive marimba music heard throughout southern Mexico (Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz, & Oaxaca) and Guatemala, favorites of the mariachi, norteño, & jarocho traditions, afro-cuban hits, and more. Based out of Kansas City, Missouri and performing world-wide, turn most any event or special occasion into a musical FIESTA with Marimba Sol de Chiapas!
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Languages: English, Spanish
The first professional folkloric music ensemble of its kind permanently-based within the United States and calling Kansas City home since 1991, the June 1st, 2004 rising of Marimba Sol de Chiapas is the evolution of the Mexican marimba band started by Dr. Laurence Kaptain in 1988 as Marimba Yajalón.
Though new to GigSalad, Sol marimba band is a veteran Missouri Arts Council and Mid-America Arts Alliance-approved Touring Performer with more than thirty years of ensemble highlights ranging from a feature on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and a cameo appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America, to performing at the art world’s premier event of the Americas—Art Basel Miami. From performances at three International Festivals of the Marimba, to several Compact Disc recordings—including Sol’s upcoming release Sunrise. So authentic is their interpretation and approach that the ensemble has toured Mexico on numerous occasions as guests of the Mexican Government.
Dedicated to community as well as art, Marimba Sol de Chiapas is a teaching performance ensemble for Kansas City Young Audiences with well over thirty years combined in-school presentation experience. One of Sol's specialties is their bilingual(Spanish/English) in-school program: The Musics of Mexico, that takes students on a virtual musical tour of four of Mexico's best-known regional musical styles.
Turn your next event or special occasion into a musical FIESTA with Marimba Sol de Chiapas -- It's What All The Buzz Is About!!!
|Laura Lee Crandall||Member|
We typically need an area about 10’ wide x 5’ deep to perform in, preferably covered if outdoors.