East Tennessee’s Own WDVX features the live WDVX Blue Plate Special four days a week, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at noon! Join us on September 16th inside the Knoxville Visitor’s Center on Gay Street downtown as we bring Real Live Music back to the Blue Plate!
Polyphony Marimba was founded in 2010 and has grown steadily with six national tours, three albums, and an ever-expanding fan base. Our mission is to create and sustain an acoustic ensemble of nine players who want to make a life out of the roots music of southern Africa, while contributing our own creative expression to that tradition.
Founder Peter Swing has taught the music of Zimbabwe for 30 years and has led several previous ensembles, while keeping an active shop building Zimbabwean style marimbas which are sold coast to coast. He and several other bandmates have made repeated visits to Zimbabwe as well as South Africa and Botswana, to study with the masters and soak up the deep ancestry that permeates the land and people there. Polyphony Marimba is the culmination and fulfillment of that experience.