MARIMBA JAM AT THE V&A WATERFRONT

On Wednesday, 12th April 2017, Marimba Jam performed live at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheater in Cape Town.

Marimba Jam has recently teamed up with Assitej- an outreach organisation that aims to transform society through the South African youth. This particular performance was a promotional gig for Assitej’s “Cradle for Creativity” taking place in May.

We invited two of our student bands from Springfield Convent School to join our performance, and each band played brilliantly.

Thank you to everyone who came to support- we hope that you enjoyed the performance!

 

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Open Streets April 2017

On Sunday 2 April, Marimba Jam set up along the side of Eiselben Road in Mitchell’s Plain as part of the Open Streets Project in Cape Town.

This was the second time our Performing Band has joined the Open Streets Project, the first time being in 2015! This year, we found the project to be more populated and our band was quite the attraction. Many spectators gathered while we played our vibrant tunes, with some joining our performance with street dancing.

Open Streets is an international initiative aimed at changing our views of how we connect with the community. The public are encouraged to bring skateboards, roller-skates, bicycles or their walking shoes while they participate in the interactive activities and performances along a closed off road for a few hours.

This was a fantastic space for Marimba Jam to share our love for African Music with the community of Cape Town and we are sure to be a part of the Open Streets project in the future!

 

Marimba Jam on KFM

Marimba Jam performed live on the KFM drive time show between 6pm and 7pm on Friday 31st March.

Our performing band had the opportunity to perform two songs, “Shape of You”- Ed Sheeran and a medley of “Pata Pata” and “Mbube” (In the Jungle).

Our Founder, Kiara Ramklass spoke about our company and the Open Streets Project happening in Mitchells Plain this Sunday.

Thank you to everyone who tuned in to listen!

UPCOMING EVENT: Cape Town Carnival 2017

Marimba Jam will be performing at the Cape Town Carnival this weekend!

Our performing band will be jamming at the pre-party parade from 3pm to 5pm this Saturday, 18th March. This is going to be a vibrant performance with the majority of our members being present!

Don’t miss out on the festivities and a chance to see some of our newest members playing for the first time as part of Marimba Jam!

Welcoming New Teachers

We are proud to announce that these 4 incredible women have each passed the Marimba Jam Teacher’s Training Course and can officially call themselves “Marimba Teachers”!
We are also excited to welcome the three newest members of the Marimba Jam Performing Band- Megan, Fulvia and Julia.

The training course took place over a weekend, in which the candidates learned practical teaching methods as well as some basic educational psychology and Indigenous African Music History. Each candidate was required to complete a written test at the end of their training- and they all passed with flying colours!

 

MARIMBA JAM ACTIVATION DAY

On Friday 10th February, some of our Marimba Jam Team went around Cape Town advertising our band and our company to various Hotels, Restaurants and other performance spaces.

This was a great bonding experience for our team and we are beyond excited for what 2017 has to offer!

The feedback we have received has been predominantly positive and we could not have asked for a more energised and vibrant group of women!