Boka Marimba | Serevende

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Serevende

by Boka Marimba

High Energy Dance Music from Zimbabwe; a nine-member dance band that plays exhilarating, positive-energy music from Zimbabwe and other areas of southeastern Africa.
Genre: World: African
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1. Sarura Wako
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2. Mahororo
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3. Ambuya Nehanda
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4. Kwa Langa Ku Ya Kwa Kwa
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5. Taireva
9:03 $0.99
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6. Serevende
7:13 $0.99
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7. Skokiana
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8. Gandanga
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9. Kudakarira
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
In Shona, Serevende means a thing that goes on and on like the trance music of Zimbabwe that seems to carry on even if the musicians have stopped playing. As the songs are played for extended periods of time, they take on new directions, sometimes distinct from the original melody.

On Boka's most recent CD, "Serevende", the melodies and rhythms of Zimbabwe meet with musicians of the Pacific Northwest and keep spinning on! The sheer pleasure of playing is the glue that bonds the band together, and the desire to share this music with others is the fuel that fires Boka Marimba.

Boka Marimba is a nine-member dance band that plays exhilarating, positive-energy music from Zimbabwe and other areas of southeastern Africa.

The music is in the Shona style: Melodic themes and variations layered in polyrhythmic, cyclic patterns. The songs are sung in the Shona language.

The band's instrumentation consists of seven marimbas (three sopranos, two tenors, a baritone, and a bass), gourd shakers called hosho, mbira ("thumb piano"), drums and percussion.

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Chuckles

Holy Moly!
I had the good fortune to catch up with Boka Marimba at the Open Air Market on a recent trip through Portland. Wow!!! I immediately purchased this CD along with two of their earlier ones. All the selections are excellent and show the depth, talent, and musical diversity of both the band and the music. Keep doing what you are doing, guys! You just won another fan! This one from Salt Lake City.
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Paulo

Happy dance music keeps you healthy
Some tremendous performance from Boka Marimba, this music promotes some good blood circulation
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Bjorn

Great
Great CD. Full of high energy marimba music illustrating the rhythmic beat, energy, and spirit of southern Africa.
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Amy Sunshyne

Serevende vibrates with tremendous joy!
Everyone I know who hears Serevende can't help but smile and start to dance. It fills a room with positive energy that lifts your spirit and reminds you of all that is good in the world. I feel extremely grateful to own this CD!
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Lynn S.

Get up and dance!
I happen to come across the website for this artist Boka Marimba then I took a listen to their music and really liked what I heard. It was described as dance music from Zimbabwe. This CD has upbeat music that makes you want to dance along.
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Deb

Lovely lively music
As with the first CD this one rocks just as well. Brillant.
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Elsie Denton

The energy and life in this CD was amazing
Every song on the track was uplifting and invigorating. I play marimba and listening to this wonderful CD really helped inspire me.
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Becky

This CD is a great pick-me-up.
I'm really enjoying this CD. It's a great pick-me-up, especially on these dark, rainy, Oregon days.
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Elayne

Ya gotta dance, even if you're sitting in your car trying to drive!
Ya gotta dance, even if you're sitting in your car trying to drive!
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Elyse from Dancing Outloud

Very fun & happy music - perfect for lifting mood
Another fun & happy CD from Boka. I especially like Skokiana. If you want music to accompany you to work or home from work or around the house when you're cleaning or doing something mundane, this CD is a real pick me up. (Not sure how it goes w/ a slow dinner because you'll want to get up & dance.)
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