Friday Night Family Fun: Marimba Sol de Chiapas: The Musics of Mexico

For Immediate Release:
September 8, 2011
Contact: Suzanne Monahan
816.701.3649
Friday Night Family Fun: Marimba Sol de Chiapas: The Musics of Mexico

The Plaza Branch celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with two programs by Marimba Sol de Chiapas,on Friday, September 16, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, September 18, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Marimba Sol de Chiapas is a folkloric music ensemble based in Kansas City since 1991. The group was started by Dr. Laurence Kaptain in 1988 as Marimba Yajalón. Committed to the authentic performance practice and spirit of the marimba heard throughout Mesoamerica, Marimba Sol de Chiapas, which translates as The Chiapan Sun Marimba Group, maintains an active schedule of performances, recordings, and multicultural workshops for local as well as international audiences.

Experience a virtual tour of four of Mexico's most popular regional musical styles. Through a multi-media presentation, prerecorded music is integrated with a slide show and commentary along with live musical performance.

Friday night's program focuses solely on the music of Mexico.  The longer program on Sunday adds selections from Central America.

Admission to both events is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407.