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Private Marimbea Experience Play traditional Colombian music provided by Marimbea - Experience traditional Afro-Colombian music and food

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Private Marimbea Experience Play traditional Colombian music

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We will start with a brief introduction of the geographical and cultural origin of this music and a demonstration of some of its rhythms, which includes Bunde, Currulao, Rumba, and Juga among others. We will embark on a unique musical journey through the instruments used in the villages of the rural Pacific Coast of Colombia. These traditional instruments include the Marimba de Chonta, the Cununos and Bombos, the Guasá and the Voices. We will show you how the alluring sounds of each instrument create a beautiful polyrhythmic texture when played together. No musical experience is required as we will explore these rhythms in a fun and accessible collective dynamic. We will also have the opportunity to enjoy some of the flavors of the Pacific prepared by the expert hands of a chef form the region. The taste of the sea and the sweet earthiness of the viche, a local sugar cane liquor will transport us, along with the music to Pacific Coast, making this a unique multi-sensory experience!
Important Information
Departure Point
Cra. 5 #35-66, Bogotá, Colombia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All traditional instruments: Marimba de Chonta, Guasás, Bombos, Cununos
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Prepared by a Pacific Coast chef: Shrimps and fish of the season in coconut sauce. Sweet plantain with cheese and guava.
  • The cocktail is prepared with la traditional drink from the Pacific called Viche. There will be a non-alcoholic drink option
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ana M wrote a review Jul. 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We were a large group of 17 people and we enjoyed learning and playing new instruments, the experience is great and connects you with amazing Colombian rhythms and food. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: July 2019
Hannah S wrote a review Jul. 2019
Street, Maryland2 contributions
This was such a treat! I really enjoyed not only learning about but also getting to try Afro-Colombian music. I'm a professional musician and Adrian adjusted what he was teaching to keep me on my toes. And the booze was great!
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Date of experience: March 2019
Guide49911008363 wrote a review Jun. 2019
1 contribution
Adrian Sabogal and the various masters he invites from the Pacific coast inspire participants to find the rhythm from within. By creating a circular call and response workshop all participants are able to play every single instrument while singing and learning about the
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Date of experience: October 2018
M B wrote a review Mar. 2019
6 contributions
Adrian provides a truly amazing and unique experience. He is very attentive and communicative. It is not only about music but I also learned about Adrian's background and source of passion as well as about history of Afrocolombians with delicious snacks and drinks. You can be as
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Date of experience: February 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from AdrianSabogal, Owner at Private Marimbea Experience Play traditional Colombian music
Responded Apr. 2, 2019
Thanks a lot! I'm glad you enjoyed and learned some of the Afro-Colombian traditions. You're welcome anytime!
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localfreshvibes wrote a review Feb. 2019
San Francisco, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
Adrian Sabogal is one of the most compassionate, gifted teachers that I have had the honor to learn from. His approach is very natural, and builds community at its core. How the workshop works: You are arranged in a circle, and everyone rotates from instrument to instrument,
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from AdrianSabogal, Owner at Private Marimbea Experience Play traditional Colombian music
Responded Feb. 11, 2019
Dear Dan, It's always my pleasure to have you here in Marimbea. And It's notable the work you're doing in your approach to this musical culture. It's also my pleasure having an advanced musician like you, having significant learning from this experience. You are always welcome!
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Simply Amazing!
Get ready to experience new rhythms and flavors through beautiful collaborative energy. The alluring sounds of the
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Great Experience!
My partner and I had a great time playing and learning different rhythms and instruments of the Colombian Pacific.
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Joy and learning
Experiences with Marimbea are always great. Their methodology allows you to learn how to play all the instruments,
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The best experience
Cool people, good music, good food and best vibes! You don't need to be a musician to enjoy this experience, meet g
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Adrian has high work ethics. He is very patient and his teaching techniques have always surprised us. Very knowledg
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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