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Youth to Youth Marimba Program
Britannia World Music Society
The beat goes on...
The Youth to Youth Marimba Program is an expansion of the Britannia World Music Society – a program that teaches students in east Vancouver how to play this percussion instrument. The program uses members of “Kutapira” -- its senior ensemble of marimba players -- to teach elementary school students through youth-led, after-school programs.
Founded five years ago, Kutapira is now an independent, professional group that has toured internationally. With support from Vancouver Foundation, Britannia was able to buy more instruments, expand the Marimba program, and create mentoring opportunities for youth.