3505 Pacific Ave. Forest Grove, OR, 97116
Friday, June 30, 2023
Grand Lodge - Pat's Corner
6:30pm to 8:30pm
All ages welcome
6:30pm to 8:30pmFreeAll ages welcome
Boka Marimba is a ten-member dance band that plays exhilarating, energetic music
from Zimbabwe and other areas of southeastern Africa. Much of the music is in the
Shona style: melodic themes and variations layered in polyrhythmic, cyclic patterns.
Hearing this music for the first time, people have often described the feeling as one of
coming home. Some have spoken of dancing for the first time in their lives, or for the
first time out of the privacy of their living rooms. People of all ages respond with
enthusiasm and delight.
The band's instrumentation consists of seven marimbas (three sopranos, two tenors,
a baritone, and a bass), gourd shakers called hosho, and drums. The songs are sung in
the Shona language. In Shona, boka means "group". And marimba is the plural of
rimba which means "wooden voice."
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