marimba

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marimba

A regional Spanish term for marijuana.
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Photo: Jazz pianist and marimba builder Chris Banta has bra nched out with a self-published book on geographical and phenomenal mysteries.
The presence of the marimba in West and Central Africa is well-documented, and early Spanish historians noted the arrival of a small marimba played with the thumbs when slave galleons docked in Havana en route to the continent.
A fascinating alternative theory is that the marimba was independently developed by the ancient Maya in the highlands of Guatemala.
Regardless of its precise origin, the heart of contemporary marimba country is in the Chiapas highlands in southern Mexico, where a common heritage binds neighboring regions in western Guatemala and three Mexican states into a culturally unified whole.