The Art of Work - Mayan Marimba Music

Starting on Saturday, November 4, 2017 1:00 pm

Enjoy live marimba music and education at The Art of Work - Mayan Marimba Music, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the McKinley Park branch of the Chicago Public Library, 1915 W. 35th St., Chicago. 

Performed by Carlos Meija and Jennifer Ortiz, the show will highlight the marimba, a large, wooden instrument from West Africa brought to Latin America by enslaved Africans. In particular, the marimba influenced the music of Mayans and current Guatemala, the home of Meija's Mayan K'iche' community. Meija is both a musician specializing in Mayan marimba and an activist focused on Mayan culture.

For more information about this event, call (312) 747-6082.

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