Sticks+Bars - Youth Marimba Ensemble
Sticks+Bars Youth Marimba ensemble was founded in 2014 by Pr ila Mistry. The first ensemble of its kind in Washington, DC, the mission of Sticks+Bars is to expose youths, ages 10-17 to the beautiful and lively music of southern Africa and beyond. Playing on African style marimbas, students learn to play the traditional music of Zimbabwe, South Africa, and other countries. No experience is necessary to join, just a love of playing music in a group, and having the drive to share their talents with others in performance. Sticks+Bars have performed at the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, and many other prominent venues, including TEDxMidAtlantic "Unbreakable" in 2019.