Marimba Festival
Girls' groups are now common

In June every year, San Lucas Toliman is host to a number of schools, which participate in a Marimba Festival

The marimba is Guatemala's national instrument. It is somewhat like a wooden xylophone. Each marimba is played by three or four players, and generally two marimbas are played at the same time.

Good teamwork is necessary to play the marimba.

Marimba Festival
Marimba and recorder group


Marimba Festival
Typical dress enhances the occasion!

Marimba Festival
Practice makes perfect

Marimba Festival
School marimba plays for anniversary