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Blackroots Marimbas

Independent Artist
Cape Town Area, South Africa
BlackRoots Marimbas started with three ladies from Gugulethu in Cape Town who started playing marimbas together. In 2012 Arm in Arm in Africa (through J.L Zwane Church) sponsored the ladies with a set of marimbas and Blackroots Marimbas was formed. They are the 2013 Western Cape Award Winners of the "Promotion of indigenous Art Forms" Award.Having gone on to add indigenous instruments such as the Mbira, uHadi (bow) and the modern day electric guitar to their repertoires, BlackRoots has formed a unique sound that one could categories as Neo –traditional Indie. The band is led by Sibahle Sky Dladla (an African music student at the University of Cape Town) and the other band members include Ntombekhaya Halam, Sharon Mhambi and Eric Hunt.