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marimba

A regional Spanish term for marijuana.
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"Mothers and Marimbas" undertakes an exemplary close reading of Elizabeth Bishop's poem "The Bight." It attends scrupulously to details of sound and sense; it excavates wordplay and etymologies; it brings to bear wide literary-historical and cultural learning, and justifies the relevance of that learning to Bishop and her text; it makes judicious and resourceful use of Bishop's letters, her discarded drafts, and the facts of her biography to illuminate the text at hand.
He auditions an average of 45 students each year and chooses the most promising students for the groups, cutting down class sizes to accommodate for the 12 marimbas he owns and uses.
"Come on, boys," said my mother, carrying my three-year-old sister and struggling to herd us toward a table that, to my dismay, was far from the marimbas.
From the moment they turned the applause for their initial appearance into the beginning of the fanfare Bongo Fury to the concluding Minute Waltz - here renamed Minute and 23 Seconds Waltz due to the time required to manoeuvre round each other in this four hands on one marimba version - their energy, stupendous techniques, comedy and musicianship were irresistible.
There in the basement, over the hum of the air conditioner, the sounds from his marimba (wood xylophone) were magical--all at once playful and effervescent--and with Johanna singing the traditional tune "Mi Canoita," the sounds from Colombia's Pacific coast spilled out over hot pavement.
A sensitive centre vibraphone section thankfully rescued a travesty of Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu, where heaving marimba surges just do not work.
Three of the best known, Coldcut, Howie B., and Ken Ishii, interpret the assignment in an obvious and uninspired way, covering Reich's interlocking pianos and marimbas with a synthetic wash propped up by hackneyed beats.