Marimbea - Experience traditional Afro-Colombian music and food

Marimbea - Experience traditional Afro-Colombian music and food

Marimbea - Experience traditional Afro-Colombian music and food
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In Marimbea you will enjoy a pleasant musical moment, playing in the group of percussion instruments and traditional songs from the south of the Colombian Pacific. This accompanied by the exquisite flavors of the typical cuisine of the region. No prior musical knowledge is required. You will end up playing this energetic and beautiful music with other people !!
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Ana M
3 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
We were a large group of 17 people and we enjoyed learning and playing new instruments, the experience is great and connects you with amazing Colombian rhythms and food. Highly recommended!
Written 23 July 2019
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Hannah S
Street, MD2 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
This was such a treat! I really enjoyed not only learning about but also getting to try Afro-Colombian music. I'm a professional musician and Adrian adjusted what he was teaching to keep me on my toes. And the booze was great!
Written 22 July 2019
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Guide49911008363
1 contribution
Oct 2018 • Solo
Adrian Sabogal and the various masters he invites from the Pacific coast inspire participants to find the rhythm from within. By creating a circular call and response workshop all participants are able to play every single instrument while singing and learning about the traditions of this African Diasporic culture.
You enter the workshop thinking you are going to learn how to play an instrument and you leave the workshop completely immerse in the culture and transformed from the inside out with these magical rhythms. I highly recommend anyone, even non musicians, to experience Marimbea and let yourself be transformed too!!
Written 11 June 2019
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ilia ilia
1 contribution
Mar 2019 • Friends
Get ready to experience new rhythms and flavors through beautiful collaborative energy. The alluring sounds of the Pacific Coast as well as Adrian's dynamic teaching structure always manage to bring people together, as team work is central in weaving this enticing collection of polyrhythmic sounds. Adrian also often brings to this community knowlandgeable, encouraging and friendly teachers from the Pacific Coast who have lived and breathed this music since they were young and truly bring the diversity and richness of the Pacific Coast with them. Food and drink also transport us and bring us together! The sweet and sour lulo and viche cocktails and the delicious and savory coconut shrimp and fish over crispy green plantain patacones and fish empanadas were truly insuperable! If you want to experience the Pacific without leaving Bogota, this Marimbea experience is your best bet!!! See you on the next one!
Written 1 April 2019
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Thanks a lot for this alluring description dear Ilia! It was such a pleasure to have you here! of course, we will meet next time! Big hug!
Written 3 April 2019
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Chris F
Pittsburgh, PA7 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
My partner and I had a great time playing and learning different rhythms and instruments of the Colombian Pacific. The event is a lot of fun and highly informative. Adrian is an excellent teacher and super knowledgeable, really great to play with and to talk to and learn from. I left with a great feeling about the music and culture of the area and am eager to learn more. A really great experience. Highly recommended for anyone who loves music and culture.
Written 17 March 2019
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Thank you Hannah and Chris! I had a very nice afternoon sharing stories and music with you! I hope you come back soon to Colombia, and of course to Marimbea. Big hug!
Written 18 March 2019
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M B
8 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Adrian provides a truly amazing and unique experience. He is very attentive and communicative. It is not only about music but I also learned about Adrian's background and source of passion as well as about history of Afrocolombians with delicious snacks and drinks. You can be as tonedeff as I am and still participate and play some cool music.
Written 9 March 2019
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Thanks a lot! I'm glad you enjoyed and learned some of the Afro-Colombian traditions. You're welcome anytime!
Written 3 April 2019
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localfreshvibes
San Francisco, CA5 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Adrian Sabogal is one of the most compassionate, gifted teachers that I have had the honor to learn from. His approach is very natural, and builds community at its core. How the workshop works: You are arranged in a circle, and everyone rotates from instrument to instrument, learning the corresponding rhythms to each instrument as you go around. It is an experience to not only learn, but to share what your learning with the person next to you, which is brilliant. When you teach, it solidifies what you have been learning- so you're simultaneously learning and providing an example for the next person to take the place of your instrument.
Adrian helps to make the music of Colombia's Pacific Coast more accessible. He does this by teaching the basic rhythms of the styles of music that are common from these regions. Most of the time, he is accompanied with the help of a master musician. In this practice, he is providing an opportunity for these musicians, as well as an opportunity for the folks taking the workshop. I have been able to meet and study with Ali Cuama, Baudilio Cuama, and Diego Obregon through these experiences- all multi-instrumentalists from Colombia's Pacific Coast, with their primary instrument being the marimba. Adrian helps bring awareness to some of the challenges people from the region face, and sets a good example of how to be respectful to this sacred, well kept culture and their music.
The experience is dynamic enough that you don't have to be a musician to be a part of the circle. I appreciate how this music is very inclusive. There is a role for everyone to play. If you are a more advanced or previously trained musician, there is also something to learn that will challenge you. Watching how Adrian can make these adjustments in real time is proof of his versatility and degree of his teaching.
I can't recommend this experience enough, if whether you are interested in the music, if you have never even heard of the music (most of the world hasn't), or if you don't even know how to clap in time! Come prepared to learn, get out of your comfort zone, and with patience and work develop an appreciation and connection for this wonderful music and culture.
Written 10 February 2019
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Dear Dan, It's always my pleasure to have you here in Marimbea. And It's notable the work you're doing in your approach to this musical culture. It's also my pleasure having an advanced musician like you, having significant learning from this experience. You are always welcome!
Written 11 February 2019
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JuliM
2 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
Experiences with Marimbea are always great. Their methodology allows you to learn how to play all the instruments, and very smoothly and surprisingly fast you find yourself playing and singing actual songs! Adrian is a passionate, patient and dedicate teacher, and he always remarks the importance of the tradition, culture and community behind this gorgeous music.
Therapy for your soul, plus so much fun!!!
Written 7 February 2019
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Thanks a lot Juliana, it’s always a pleasure to have you in our experiences!! Until the next one! Big hug!
Written 8 February 2019
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Laurora8952
Shanghai, China1 contribution
Feb 2019 • Solo
Cool people, good music, good food and best vibes! You don't need to be a musician to enjoy this experience, meet great peoole and have fun all in the same place!
Written 6 February 2019
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Thank you Laura for sharing with us your beautiful energy and enthusiasm. We hope to see you very soon!
Written 11 February 2019
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Gaviota A
3 contributions
I had lots of fun learning from afropacific colombian culture. I ended up playing music without being a musician!!!! Food was great and Adrian is an incredible and patient teacher.
Written 6 February 2019
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Thank you Gaviota, that's the idea, having fun at the same time you learn. In the towns of the Pacific Coast of Colombia where this music was born, people who play this music learn hearing and imitating, and they do it for fun, and for religious devotion. You're welcome anytime!
Written 11 February 2019
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