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.

Baba Marimba will feature its renowned
World Folk Fusion
at The 38th Tucson Folk Festival!

We play Saturday, April 1 at 6:00 pm, on the North Church stage! See the calendar page for details.

We integrate “world folk instrumentation,” i.e. baritone and soprano marimbas, kalimbas, violin, conch shells and African, Latin and Middle Eastern folkloric percussion, mixed with drums, bass, guitar, horns and flute - with original compositions that draw on traditional world folk music. 

It is a singularly powerful combination that does homage to the spirit of the Folk Festival - and brings the whole world to it.

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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

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