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Performance: Sounds of Guatemalan Marimba

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT


Celebrate the sound of Guatemala’s national instrument with performances by Marimba Maya Awal, Marimba Mi Pequeña Internacional, and Marimba Linda Xelajú at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

A symbol of Guatemalan national identity, the marimba is a large instrument played by striking rows of wooden bars with mallets. The marimba is recognized by the Organization of American States as part of the Cultural Heritage of the Americas. Traditional marimba music serves as a link to Guatemalan culture for young Guatemalans living in the United States.

Performances will be livestreamed at

This program is part of the museum’s Hispanic Heritage Month events.


National Museum of the American Indian
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Washington, DC 20560 United States
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