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marimba:

see xylophonexylophone
[Gr.,=wood sound], musical instrument having graduated wooden slabs that are struck by the player with small, hard mallets. The slabs are usually arranged like a keyboard, and the range varies from two to four octaves.
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Marimba

 

(1) A percussion instrument that is common among many peoples of Africa; it is a variety of xylophone. The modern xylophone, which has metal resonating pipes, is also known as a marimba.

(2) A reed instrument that is plucked; found in the Congo and some other localities in the eastern part of Africa. In other regions of Africa it is known as the zanza.

marimba

a Latin American percussion instrument consisting of a set of hardwood plates placed over tuned metal resonators, played with two soft-headed sticks in each hand

Marimba

(Marimba, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, www.marimba.com) A software company founded in 1996 by four key members of Sun's original Java development team. In 1996, it introduced Castanet, a family of Java-based delivery systems for publishing and automatically distributing application updates and other published materials via the Internet and intranets. Other Marimba products addressed the key areas of security management, infrastructure management and change and configuration management.

In 2004, BMC Software (www.bmc.com) acquired Marimba and rapidly integrated its products and technologies into its line of business service management (BSM) software.
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Marimba groups are a fixture at plazas and parties in much of Mexico and Guatemala, and will likely remain popular in that localized "custodian of musical culture" role for many years to come.
have become recognized in recent years for their work with mallet instruments and the marimba specifically.
Associate Professor Gordon Stout has become known for writing new music for the marimba and being a lifelong exponent of the instrument's rightful role in serious music.
There are those of us who've been championing the cause of the marimba for years, and it's finally paying off.