A marimba looks like a big wooden xylophone, with funky tubes coming down from the table-like surface. Experience how those notes pulse right through you at a free KPBX Kids' Concert, happening July 15 at 1 p.m. just west of Downtown Spokane. The outdoor concert takes place at the gazebo in Browne's Addition's Coeur d'Alene Park, at 2nd and Chestnut.
Coeurimba has performed for decades around the Northwest, showcasing traditional Zimbabwe and modern songs. The ten players move quickly between instruments, hammering away with mallets.
The music is composed of repeating polyrhythmic patterns woven together by the lead melodies on soprano marimbas. The result is lively, dynamic and utterly captivating.
Players come from varied backgrounds in theater, schools, community resources and business, yet it’s their enthusiasm for the music and sharing it with others that feeds their joyous spirit.