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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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For two years, Moore has taught a small group of middle school students who graduated from Adams Elementary but still show an interest in the marimba.
Four of those students performed Sunday as one of Moore's three marimba groups at the Festival of Trees, an annual holiday fundraiser sponsored by Cascade Health Foundation.
Luke Lodwig, 12, who has played the marimba for four years, said Moore has been his only teacher.
Aunque la ejecucion de la marimba tradicional es acostumbrada en San Antonio, se observa desinteres por parte de la poblacion joven de la region en involucrarse con esta practica cultural.
A partir de este hecho se desprendio el interes por parte de la investigadora, por explorar la actual practica musical relacionada con la marimba en San Antonio de Escazu.
Para esto, se condujeron cinco entrevistas con cuatro ejecutantes tradicionales de marimba, y con un constructor de marimba, tambien de la zona.
Diego's fascination with the marimba continued for years as a member of Mina's group.
The marimba requires the thorny trunk of the chonta duro, or hard palm, which is also known for its exotic fruit.
The singers will either accompany the marimba or hold the melody, depending on the style of music.
Regardless of its precise origin, the heart of contemporary marimba country is in the Chiapas highlands in southern Mexico, where a common heritage binds neighboring regions in western Guatemala and three Mexican states into a culturally unified whole.
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.