Marimba Colombiana

Marimba music and traditional songs and dances from the Colombian region of the South Pacific and the Ecuadorian province of Esmeraldas

Colombia / Ecuador - Intangible Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Development

Colombia / Ecuador

In the eight cantons of the province of Esmeraldas in Ecuador and the South Pacific of Colombia, this cultural event takes place.

To the rhythm of marimba, cununos and traditional and ancestral songs, generating spaces for the reconstruction of collective memory, transmission of knowledge and strengthening the cultural identity of Afro communities through the creation, dissemination and enjoyment of the sounds of the river, the sea and the jungle, and thus contributing to the construction of peace and social resistance.

Although the social, economic and political characteristics that can be found between Ecuador and Colombia may differ, this manifestation shares a close and collective relationship between men and women and their love for the territory they inhabit, which is expressed in their music, songs and dances.

This manifestation showcases the importance of local cultural landscapes, and reveals that living heritage crosses national borders, thus underlining the need for a shared look at cultural diversity and the possibility of collaboration and work as a way to achieve peace and solidarity between countries in the region.

Mapa de Tumaco, Colombia

Mapa de Esmeraldas, Colombia

Cununo

Ecuadorian Marimba
Esmeraldas – Ecuador

Marimba Ecuador
Singer

Colombian Marimba
Tumaco – Colombia

Marimba Colombiana
Marimba musician

Colombian Marimba
Tumaco – Colombia

Marimba Colombiana
Drumsticks with rubber

Colombian Marimba
Tumaco – Colombia

Marimba Colombiana
Maracas in cross

Colombian Marimba
Tumaco – Colombia

Marimba Colombiana
Drum foot

Colombian Marimba
Tumaco – Colombia

Marimba Colombiana
Costume making

Colombian Marimba
Tumaco – Colombia

Marimba Colombiana
Student making marimba

Colombian Marimba
Tumaco – Colombia

Marimba Colombiana
Student making marimba

Colombian Marimba
Tumaco – Colombia

Marimba Colombiana
Marimba students

Colombian Marimba
Tumaco – Colombia

Marimba Colombiana
Marimba and dance group

Ecuadorian Marimba
Esmeraldas - Ecuador

Marimba Ecuador
Marimba and singing grouping

Ecuadorian Marimba
Esmeraldas - Ecuador

Marimba Ecuador
Construction craftsmen

Ecuadorian Marimba
Esmeraldas - Ecuador

Marimba Ecuador
Lullaby singer

Ecuadorian Marimba
Esmeraldas - Ecuador

Marimba Ecuador
Carrier musician

Ecuadorian Marimba
Esmeraldas - Ecuador

Marimba Ecuador
Heir singer and bearer

Ecuadorian Marimba
Esmeraldas - Ecuador

Marimba Ecuador