Marimba Festival


Will take place on Friday 25 April, at 19h45 at the Baxter Concert Hall, Baxter Theatre Complex, Rondebosch.

The Cape Town Marimba Festival is a joint venture between the Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival and Woodworx Marimbas.

Woodworx Marimbas is involved in the development of African music on the marimba. The organisation provides marimba teachers to schools, manufactures and supplies marimba instruments and operates as a performing band. Woodworx’ vision is to provide South African youth with the opportunity of playing African music so that they may in turn use their skills and knowledge to inspire, teach and empower others, thus their slogan, “Play it forward”. Around the Cape, Woodworx Marimbas is responsible for the tuition of approximately 400 students in marimba bands in schools and organisations. Through these opportunities students will create an African music identity for themselves, their school, their community and their country South Africa.

The following marimba groups will be performing:

Pinelands High School,  Edgemead High School,  Edgemead Primary School,  Rustenburg Girls’ High School,  Ned Doman High School,  Manenberg High School,  Herschel Girls High School,  Parklands College,  Bishops Diocesan College,  St Joseph’s Marist College,  amaWolseley Marimba Band,  St Cyprian’s Girls School,  American International School of Cape Town, St George’s Grammar School, Springfield Convent School, Wynberg Girls High School

For more information contact Grant Adams  at, or 071 712 5550,  or Ann Barr at  or 082 451 3696

Tickets available through Computicket.  0861 915 8000 – or Baxter Theatre Complex, 021 685 7880.

adults R90,  seniors, students and scholars R45.

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