Mbira Song by Alice Gomez and Marilyn Rife has become a standard in the marimba literature in a short period of time. This piece is great for a early-intermediate percussionists. Requires 4 octave marimba.
Number of Players: 1
Difficulty: Grade 3
Alice Gomez has gained international recognition for her Latino and Native American influenced compositions. She grew up in San Antonio, Texas, a city rich in cultural diversity, playing the drums in my father's Latin dance band. As a composer, her goal is to create works that capture the true spirit of ethnicity and communicate it in contemporary musical language. In creating new works, she strives to preserve and promote the traditions of her Hispanic culture, as well as those of the many other cultures that she embraces.