The Idiot's Guide to Idiophones (Pt. 5): Marimbas #3 It is said the marimba has its origins in Africa and that slaves brought it to Central and South America in the 16th and 17th centuries. It became particularly popular in Mexico, from whence explorer Francisco Vázquez de Coronado y Luján came to drop one off at WMBR. Centuries passed. And then came this series of shows on Lost & Found. Late next week we're dropping it on eBay.
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