Greetings from Boka Marimba! We are Portland’s original African-style marimba band. We have been thrilling audiences in the Pacific Northwest with the exuberant music of Zimbabwe and Southern Africa for more than 35 years. Boka Marimba is a ten piece band, blending soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass marimbas, drum set, percussion, and vocals to create a unique and irresistible sound. Our music is upbeat, danceable, fun to watch, and appeals to listeners of all ages.

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Upcoming Performances!


    Boka at The Bridge Pedal 2024

    August 11, 2024  7:00 am - 10:30 am
    Marquam Bridge Portland, OR, United States

    Boka returns to the Marquam bridge to entertain the bikers and walkers at the Providence Bridge Pedal, a very Portland event. Join us for some awesome views from the top deck of I 5. See https://www.providence.org/lp/bridge-pedal for more information.

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    Hawthorne Street Faire

    August 25, 2024  4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
    Southeast 31st Avenue & Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, SE 31st Ave & SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214, USA

    Boka concludes the music at the Hawthorne Street Faire.  join us!

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    Beaverton Farmers Market

    September 21, 2024  8:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Beaverton Farmers Market, 12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005, USA

    Boka is back at the Beaverton Farmers Market for some lively dance music to start the fall!

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Boka’s website is still being developed!

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