Keeping the Marimba Alive in Guatemala The sound of jazz in a highland town in Guatemala leads to a Mayan musician who is quietly working to sustain a local art form. Though he works as a tailor, his real passion is the marimba, a tradition he hopes to pass along to his sons.
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Keeping the Marimba Alive in Guatemala

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Keeping the Marimba Alive in Guatemala

Keeping the Marimba Alive in Guatemala

Keeping the Marimba Alive in Guatemala

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The sound of jazz in a highland town in Guatemala leads to a Mayan musician who is quietly working to sustain a local art form. Though he works as a tailor, his real passion is the marimba, a tradition he hopes to pass along to his sons.