Kumbana launches new CD

Popular marimba band going from strength to musical strength

Kumbana Marimba is presenting a family dance tonight at the Errington Hall to celebrate the release of their brand new CD.

Kumbana Marimba is presenting a family dance tonight at the Errington Hall to celebrate the release of their brand new CD.

CD sales have been brisk for Kumbana Marimba and the talented members of the local band hope to sell even more copies of their just released disc when they perform tonight at the Errington Hall.

If you love world music the marimba band is guaranteed to move your feet and your heart.

Band member Fahlon Smith said their CD called I saw a street performer do this once has only been out for a few weeks now but so far their fans have been snapping them up.

She said it helps CD sales when the group performs out in the community and last weekend at the Fire and Ice Festival in Qualicum Beach they were well received.

“The upbeat music is appealing but a lot of people don’t know what marimba is.  When we do shows they put the two together and we sell more CDs,” she admitted.

The  group now has quite a fan base from playing at different events in the community and Smith said she wants to get the word out to those who are not familiar with their music that their CD is now for sale.

Before Kumbana Marimba goes on stage tonight, Marimba Jangano will warm up the crowd.

There are 10 members ranging in age from nine to 15 years in Marimba Jangano and Smith said the young band which her group has been mentoring has a lot of talent.

Kumbana Marimba has nine members who come from all over District 69.  They perform world music with an African and South American flavor.

Entrance to the 7 p.m. family concert and dance at the Errington Hall tonight is by donation.

CDs will be sold for $15 each.