‘Baduku Marimba Band

`Baduku performing at the 2011 TCSBA Christmas concert.

The ‘Baduku Marimba Band, created in 2011, is the newest member of the TCSBA family. Its members are middle school-age kids under the direction of Walt Hampton. They perform at area venues and went on their first tour in the summer of 2012.

The name ‘Baduku came about because the older band, ‘Bahuru, is a mashup of Marimba and Huru (big). Duku means small in the Shona language of Zimbabwe and since the band is smaller and younger, it became ‘Baduku for “small marimba”.

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