Private Marimbea Experience Play traditional Colombian music

2 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 12
Mobile ticket


We will start with a brief introduction of the geographical and cultural origin of this music and a demonstration of some of its rhythms, which includes Bunde, Currulao, Rumba, and Juga among others. We will embark on a unique musical journey through the instruments used in the villages of the rural Pacific Coast of Colombia. These traditional instruments include the Marimba de Chonta, the Cununos and Bombos, the Guasá and the Voices. We will show you how the alluring sounds of each instrument create a beautiful polyrhythmic texture when played together. No musical experience is required as we will explore these rhythms in a fun and accessible collective dynamic.

We will also have the opportunity to enjoy some of the flavors of the Pacific prepared by the expert hands of a chef form the region. The taste of the sea and the sweet earthiness of the viche, a local sugar cane liquor will transport us, along with the music to Pacific Coast, making this a unique multi-sensory experience!



We will learn how to play the traditional Rhythms of the Colombian Pacific Coast. You don't have to worry if you're a musician or not, the experience is designed so everyone can join in a very gentle and fun way. We will share some histories of the rites and rhythms of the Afro-Colombian communities on the Pacific Coast, and while we do all this, we will have a taste of the ancestral drinks of the region, and understand its medicinal and spiritual context.


  • All traditional instruments: Marimba de Chonta, Guasás, Bombos, Cununos
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Snacks - Prepared by a Pacific Coast chef: Shrimps and fish of the season in coconut sauce. Sweet plantain with cheese and guava.
  • Alcoholic Beverages - The cocktail is prepared with la traditional drink from the Pacific called Viche. There will be a non-alcoholic drink option

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Ana M
July 2019

We were a large group of 17 people and we enjoyed learning and playing new instruments, the experience is great and connects you with amazing Colombian rhythms and food. Highly recommended!

Hannah S
July 2019

This was such a treat! I really enjoyed not only learning about but also getting to try Afro-Colombian music. I'm a professional musician and Adrian adjusted what he was teaching to keep me on my toes. And the booze was great!

June 2019

Adrian Sabogal and the various masters he invites from the Pacific coast inspire participants to find the rhythm from within. By creating a circular call and response workshop all participants are able to play every single instrument while singing and learning about the traditions of this African...

March 2019

Adrian provides a truly amazing and unique experience. He is very attentive and communicative. It is not only about music but I also learned about Adrian's background and source of passion as well as about history of Afrocolombians with delicious snacks and drinks. You can be as tonedeff as I am ...

Dan N
February 2019

Adrian Sabogal is one of the most compassionate, gifted teachers that I have had the honor to learn from. His approach is very natural, and builds community at its core. How the workshop works: You are arranged in a circle, and everyone rotates from instrument to instrument, learning the correspo...

February 2019

I had lots of fun learning from afropacific colombian culture. I ended up playing music without being a musician!!!! Food was great and Adrian is an incredible and patient teacher.

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from US$161.50 / per person