Film, Video Marimba Linda Xelaju: Guatemalan Marimba Music from Maryland

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Title
Marimba Linda Xelaju: Guatemalan Marimba Music from Maryland
Summary
Marimba Linda Xelaju performs traditional Guatemalan marimba.
Event Date
September 15, 2010
Notes
-  Marimba Linda Xelaju is family group that honors both tradition and innovation in its interpretation of the Guatemalan marimba. In Guatemala, playing the marimba has traditionally been a male pursuit. But Robert Giron has chosen to share his love and knowledge of the marimba with his daughters as well as his son, and the cherished music of his homeland today continues within a new context and community. In 1995, Giron had a beautifully ornate marimba hand-built in Guatemala by Nojobel Salazar, and brought it to the United States. The whole family plays this fine instrument at once. Robert Sr. and his son Robert play treble. His daughters Beverly and Jennifer play melody and harmony. Marimba Linda Xelaju has performed extensively throughout the Washington D.C. area venues including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Museum of the American Indian, and at the National Zoo.
Related Resources
American Folklife Center: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/
Running Time
53 minutes, 1 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video

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