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Dumi and the Maraire Marimba Ensemble formed in 1978.
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Claire Teaching, Student, student, student
Claire's Next Band, member, member, member
Musasa, member, member, member
Rufaro School of Marimba, Student, Student, Rufaro Youth Ensemble, member, member, member, member, member
Michael Workshops, Homer,Alaska, Mud Bay Marimba, Michelle, member, Paul??, juJuba, Paul, Jenny, Stew, Jane, member, Suzanne, Tamba, Kirk, Zvakanaka, Kirk, Lisa, member, member, Lisa, Janet, Sarah, Wynn, Dorle, Peg, Mo, Shamwari, Sue, Jim, Jenny, Michael, Kyra, Scott, Julia, Peg, Doug, Pagosah Marimba Ensemble, Doug, Sally, Suzanne, Laura, Laurel
Zebra Marimba 2000-2008, Bonnie Carol, Max Krimmel, Melinda Evans, Andre Malinger, Dexter Payne, Tom DeFore, Loren Mach, Lynn Smith, Emil Renaldi, Dan Ely, River (Barbara) Meyer, Grant Peck, Carla Starck
The Giraffe's Marimba 2002-2007, Bonnie Carol, Max Krimmel, Linda Bensey, Emil Renaldi, Barry Bennet, Ellen Hering, Elizabeth Upper, Julie Ikler, Woody, Marie Sanazaro, Nancy Middlemiss
Wild Okapi Marimba Band 2004 -, Bonnie Carol, Max Krimmel, Emil Renaldi, Laura Fisher, Amy LaRue, Audrey Godell, Irene Pritsak, John Putnam, Carlye Calvin, Pam Ward
One could write what they like about Dumi here. My suggestions: When he got to US. What and where he studied before coming etc.
Dumisani Maraire taught marimba and mbira to a number of students at the University of Washington from 1968 -1972. Dumi and some of the students would occasionally perform as an ensemble in the Seattle area. The students who regularly performed are listed.
Dumisani Maraire - Zimbabwe
Joe Faris - Black Arts West
Dumi and the Minanzi Marimba Ensemble formed in 1975, the first marimba band in the USA. The band consisted of the founder and leader, Dumisani Maraire, from Zimbabwe, and former students of the University of Washington and The Evergreen State College, plus two members from Black Arts West. The band became a popular fixture of the Seattle nightclub scene and throughout the Pacific Northwest. In 1977 they went on a 6-week tour of the US, performing in numerous cities around the country, including a performance at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. The band released a 1977 album "Rufaro" and a 1977 45 rpm with the songs Chiro Chacho and Mweya. Dumi and the Minanzi Marimba Ensemble disbanded in 1978. This was a groundbreaking band that started the widespread and growing interest in Zimbabwe marimba music.
Margie Balter - UW
Lora Chiorah - Zimbabwe
Joe Faris - BAW
Robin Green - BAW
Moe Herman - UW
Scott Holland - TESC
Mary Jacobsen - TESC
Dumisani Maraire - Zimbabwe
Richard Wentworth - TESC
Glenn Wilson - TESC
Maybe inception dates, etc?
Dan Pauli, Jaka, Dan Pauli, Joel Laviolette, Common Thread/Rattletree/Mukwa, Joel Laviolette, Rattletree Marimba, Joel Laviolette, Wayne Salzmann, Greg Radcliff, Jason Comstock, Karen Green, Missy Hance, Jason Murdy, Sean Zigler, Darren Dyke, Blake Brunson, Marshall Johnson, Daniel Mee, Chris Studebaker, Rattletree Electric, Joel Laviolette, Blake Brunson, Marshall Johnson, Loulia Miller, Adam Bedell, Stephen Brugerhoff(sp), Doug Anthony, Dan Pauli, Carrie, Ben Yohai, Marco Topo, Ralph Klee, Greg, David Shaldach, Matt Wosawski
Armando Ortega, Wagogo, Armando Ortega, Allyson Steinman, Teles Sanchez, Joel Laviolette, Mwata, Victor, Zoom