Marimba Boise is a community of students of Zimbabwean-style marimba music. We play on a family of xylophones, where each instrument adds an essential voice to an intricate and joyful sound. Drawing on traditional and contemporary music from southern Africa, we celebrate the region’s infectious dance rhythms.

Our passion is to see this music become a familiar part of Boise’s thriving arts scene. To this end, we offer classes for players aged nine to ninety-nine, from first-time instrumentalists to accomplished performers and teachers.

"Marimbas are cool!"
—Joe W., young BIGChoir player


"You were a big hit! We had many compliments on your unique sound."
—Zoo Boise Zoobilee Committee

"How amazingly fun!!! ... Within minutes I was listening to the song and the others in our ensemble, and playing music! And on an instrument I had previously only seen in photos. And the music was fascinating and novel. Loved it LOVED IT!!!!"
—Music camp participant