Marimba comes to Qualicum

A marimba concert is being held at the Coombs Country Market on Sunday, June 19 at 5:30 p.m.

The Striking Accord Project—six days of African marimba music in Coombs and Qualicum with outdoor concerts, workshops, and a street dance, is almost here.

Inspired by a public art project called Play Me, I’m Yours, that has pianos placed in public spaces in 16 cities around the world, Striking Accord will hit the right note as Zimbabwean-style marimbas will be placed on the sidewalks and public squares of downtown Qualicum.

The event kicks off at the Coombs Country Market on Sunday, June 19 at 5:30 p.m. with a Father’s Day concert by Jangano Marimba and Kumbana Marimba.

After the performance the audience is invited to try out the instruments under the guidance of the young musicians.

Qualicum Beach residents and visitors get their chance to play marimbas in various downtown locations for three days from June 21–23 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

On Friday, June 24, two, hour-long workshops in the Town Square at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. will give 24 participants (nine years and older) the chance to play an African song.

On the final day, Saturday, June 25, an informal concert in the Town Square at 6:30 p.m. will feature beginner and experienced community players from children to seniors.

The last event, a street dance at Primrose and Second Avenue, takes place at 8 p.m. right after the concert and headlines Kumbana Marimba and Afro-Mumanzi, with a special appearance by Jangano.

All Striking Accord activities are free.

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