Baba Marimba World Beat Dance Band™ plays music filled with energy and joy. 
Musicians from left to right: Joe Townend, Andrea Eckhardt, Mark Holdaway, Heidi Wilson, Martin Tiernan, 
Robert “Swami” Peizer and Mike Ankomeus.

Hi Baba fans, 

Wow. Welcome to 2023. Baba Marimba has been so blessed by all y’all, 2022 was one of the best ever. It was the launch of Baba 3.0. 

We made and released recordings, upgraded our website and began expanding to the digital realm. The recording project you folks helped create is ongoing, and we’re going to keep featuring songs for free download below.

Come see us at Monterey Court Friday January 27 (get a table) 
and bring in the new year with some live music, great food and dancing. 

We’re going to continue that and also expand our live music presence in Tucson at different venues, definitely still at Monterey Court and the Tucson Racquet Club, but also at The Folk Festival, Tucson Meet Yourself, and the Grand Opening of Comida Park on Sunday Feb 12, from 12 to 3 at a new food truck park at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet. 

See you all there!


Mark Quote

When people come to our shows, it’s a bit like playing dress up – each song is a piece from a different part of the world, and the women and men play at putting on a different demeanor, a different persona. And then they cut loose! It is wonderful to be playing this music for folks who are having so much fun! – Mark Holdaway, Baba Marimba guitarist” - Mark Holdaway, Baba Marimba guitarist

…Read Tucson Weekly review of our CD Tangos de los Muertos.

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