HOW THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN MARIMBAS CAME INTO EXISTENCE
"Few players of the popular marimba sets in South Africa know anything about the origin of their instruments. In the twenty years they have been in South Africa some surprising folk versions of their history have grown up. Some know that it came from Zimbabwe. Some say vaguely, "It's a traditional South African instrument". A CD write-up recently said: "Zimbabwe's marimba traditions died out at the end of the 19th century due to colonial interference". If you want to know what really happened, please read on!......."
by Andrew Tracey.
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