Marimba: The National Sound of Guatemala. Our project’s mission is to travel to Pastores, Zacatepéquez in Antigua Guatemala, and study native repertoire and musical style on the marimba, taught by ear by Unión Musical bandleader.
Given the lack of sheet-music and method books, traditional repertoire for the marimba risks being lost and INTAKE is committed to preserving and passing on classical music and native instruments to people from multiple cultures, and bringing our communities together through education.
We selected Guatemala because it reflects the largest immigrant community residing in Stamford, CT, where INTAKE is headquartered.
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