Marimba Day in Guatemala

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Marimba Day in Guatemala

Apparently, the marimba is everywhere nowadays. For starters, Guatemala has an official Marimba Day, which is observed on February 20. They play marimba everywhere and they even hold a marimba festival at the Palace of Culture in Guatemala City. In Antigua Guatemala, there are marimba music recitals, as well many radios play lots of marimba music on this date. I mean, even more so than usual. Furthermore, I read that the marimba instrument was declared cultural patrimony of the Americas on February 12 by the American States Organization.

That’s way too much marimba for me. I hope you fee different about the marimba music.

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