Rutendo Marimba plays the inspiring and joyful music of Zimbabwe. This unique style of marimba music was first introduced to the Pacific Northwest in 1969 when Dumisani Maraire, a Zimbabwean attending the University of Washington, started sharing the music and performing.
Playing on seven Zimbabwean-style marimbas and accompanied by vocals, drum kit and auxiliary percussion, Rutendo has performed at many venues around Southern Oregon including the Green Show, Art Along the Rogue, Earth Day, Talent Harvest Festival, Medford Multicultural Fair, Salmonfest, Daedalus, Midsummer's Dream and numerous Plaza performances.
Our energetic music is highly entertaining, danceable, and appeals to all ages.
Rutendo Marimba will touch your heart and send your feet flying!