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Piece Title : African River
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Composer / Arranger : Krohn, Matthias / Schwarz, Andreas
Composer / Arranger Details:

Matthias Krohn was born 1956 in Germany.  He studied percussion at the Music Academy Luebeck, Germany.  Today he teaches, performs and composes.

Andreas Schwarz is an active marimba player and percussion teacher in northern Germany.  He also produces mallets with AS Mallets.

Andreas is a founding member of the German Marimba Duo and has produced a number of CD's which can be purchased from Codamusic Tone Productions. He also composes music for percussion ensemble, marimba duo, as well as method books for drums.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :2 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : Balafone (x2)
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Written for / Commissioned by : German Marimba Duo, Germany
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 German Marimba Duo, Germany (Coming Soon...)
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Publisher :Codamusic Tone Productions
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Publisher Details : Codamusic Tone Productions is a publishing company specializing in music written for marimba and percussion.
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2002 / 
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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In African River the German Marimba Duo has succeeded in combining balafones, typical African primal instruments, with the western way of thinking and playing.  This is reflected in the fixed structure and given musical themes in the composition (Europe), and the movement into totally free improvisation (Africa).

2 mallets per player. The full version of this recording is released on one of the German Marimba Duos CDs entitled Marimba Marimba which can be purchased at

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