Check this video clip of the Javier Nandayapa Trio performing the songs Jugando en la lluvia (Playing in the rain) and Autismo (Autism). Javier Nandayapa is playing the marimba and is also the bandleader while the compositions or arrangements are by Jesús Martínez who is playing the piano.
Javier Nandayapa was born in the state of Chiapas in Southern Mexico as a son of a traditional marimba playing family. The marimba is the most popular instrument in this mexican state and every village has its own marimba orchestra, sometimes several marimba orchestras. The groups are playing on different marimbas or they are using one giant marimba which they play all together.
In this concert, the Javier Nandayapa Trio performs compositions that clearly show the influence of the traditional southern mexican folk music as well as jazz and serial music influences. Javier Nandayapa performs solo concerts as well as he is playing in different groups. One of these groups is Marimba Nandayapa which is a group with some family members dedicated mostly to traditional mexican music but also counting with tunes from other areas like The Fly of the Bumblebee or the Huapango by the famous mexican composer Moncayo.
If you like to listen to some more video clips with traditional and modern marimba music feel free to visit the page at fiesta-musical.com .
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