Zimbabwe enters into the Guinness Book of Records for maximum number of marimba ensemble

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ZIMBABWE has made it into the Guinness Book of Records with the maximum number of marimba ensemble.

Marimba Ensemble performs the traditional and contemporary Zimbabwean music on handcrafted marimbas. The event was organised in Harare.

The festival of marimba with 200 participants from 40 schools made history. The participants played together in the largest marimba ensemble and surpassed Australian record of 108 participants playing together in November 2016.

The organiser of the event said that the task of creating history has never been easy and they had to overcome a lot of challenges.

The popular marimba tune ‘Manhanga Kutapira’ was played by the Zimbabwean marimba players in a booming ensemble.

The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority endorse the festival. Participants mainly were drawn from Schools in Harare, Masvingo and Marondera among others.