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Marimba Pacifica + Peace Tribe // Berkeley
September 2, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$15
Friday AT 8 PM
Marimba Pacifica + Peace Tribe
From $15 ·
1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley.
Marimba Pacifica, California’s oldest marimba ensemble, combines joyous musical traditions from across the globe.
The one thing that connects the various styles of California’s oldest marimba ensemble, Marimba Pacifica, is that they all are happy styles. With handcrafted marimbas, the ensemble plays music from around the world: Latin and African dance music, reggae and jazz, and songs to the Goddesses. Launched in 1988 by Hadley Louden, Marimba Pacifica has visited Ashkenaz at least 10 times in the 28 years since.
Current members include Hadley Louden (marimba, vibes, percussion, vocals), Seth Tager (trap drum set), Paul Sonnabend (hand percussion), Paul Greyson (bass marimba), Chelle Jacques (lead vocals), Gerry Grosz (vibes and marimba), Charles Moselle (saxes and flutes), Rolf Johnson (trumpet), and numerous special guests and former band members.
Bay Area-based Peace Tribe is a world music band with conscious lyrics and uplifting dance beats led by Hawaii’s Jaris Dreaming. Dreaming has been performing since the 1960s in various bands around North America and Europe. Peace Tribe is his latest project, formed a few years ago.
The consciously uplifting music of Peace Tribe is spread across various musical genres, including jazz, rock, folk, reggae, funk, pop, samba, and heartsong. Dreaming’s songs are positive, about raising consciousness and celebrations of peace, joy, and love. With the band providing harmonies and intricate instrumental work, Peace Tribe delivers a concert for dancing while raising spirits. Along with Dreaming on guitar, bass, and lead vocals, Peace Tribe is singer Stephani Hinckle, keyboardist-percussionist-singer Hadley Louden, bassist Jim Lynch, saxophonist Charles Moselle, and drummer Bob Lore, plus a few special guests.