You'll hear a marimba and dulcimer every so often in this crescendoing collection of stellar four-part harmonies.
One of their chief instruments is the 'marimba' or 'Tyanbilo,' a form of harmonium.
The marimba is played with drum-sticks of rubber, and the tone is good and powerful.
The Portuguese have imitated the marimba, and use it in their dances in Angola.
This form of marimba is also met with amongst the natives of Costa Rica.
The Smithsonian Institution contains a good specimen of the marimba.
Others assert that the Indians have known the marimba time out of mind, and undoubtedly invented it.
1704, from an African language, probably Bantu (cf. Kimbundu and Swahili marimba, malimba, name of a xylophone-like instrument).