Kutapira is a marimba and percussion ensemble formed in 2005 in East Vancouver. The band is made up of five musicians, ages 25-30, who started playing this fusion of world music when they were kids over 15 years ago. At the core of this band is the marimba music of Zimbabwe, fused with West African djembe, Afro-cuban conga’s and timbales and traditional drum kit which provides a steady driving groove. All members switch seamlessly between marimba and percussion.There is a magic created at the shows between audience and band members.
From toddlers to young adults, from senior’s to elementary school students, the energy and unique musical fusion, has been able to ignite something within people of all ages and from all walks of life.