JONESBOROUGH, TN – Aug. 15, 2019 – The Polyphony Marimba, a nationally-recognized marimba band, will bring their Zimbabwean-style music 7 p.m. Aug. 22 in front of the courthouse in Tennessee’s Oldest Town. The event is free and open to the public.
They will perform a special show for Music on the Square, Jonesborough’s weekly Friday evening concert series. This event is in addition to Music on the Square, which will continue on Friday, Aug. 23.
Polyphony Marimba was founded in 2010 with a mission to get an acoustic ensemble of nine players together who wanted to make a life out of the roots of southern Africa, while contributing their own creative expression to that tradition. Polyphony brings a big acoustic dance sound with intricate vocal harmonizing on spiritual themes. Over the past eight years, the band has played over 300 concerts around North America and has sold over 5,000 copies of its three albums.
Over the last five years, Polyphony has established a steady circuit of gigs, particularly in the eastern United States. Peter Swing, founder of the group, has taught Zimbabwean-style music for over 30 years and actively builds marimbas which are sold across the U.S. Expanding the cathartic and joyful energy inherent in this music is Polyphony Marimba’s goal.
For more information, contact the Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423-753-1010.
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