Introducing Marimba Caliente!

We provide an exciting alternative to traditional pop or classical music for your event!

  • The appealing melodies and toe-tapping rhythms will charm your guests with a unique “South-of-the-Border” ambience
  • Educational programs (suitable for adults or children) are also available

Marimba Caliente specializes in the rich tradition of Mexican folk and dance music, played in the traditional manner with multiple performers on a single shared marimba (similar to a large xylophone). The marimba is the national instrument of Mexico, and marimba groups of 3-7 players are a common sight in parks and at festivals throughout the region.

We perform on an authentic 5-octave instrument that was handmade by craftsmen in Chiapas, the southern-most state in Mexico. Our repertoire ranges from Tex-Mex polkas to music of the mariachis…with a few bossa novas and tangos thrown in for good measure!

Cielito Lindo – La Zandunga – Las Perlitas – La Cucaracha – Besame Mucho – La Revolcada – Chiapaneca…and much, much more!

Marimba Caliente. Playing the music that makes you smile!