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Randy Armstrong

2017 New Hampshire Governor’s Arts Awards Winner for Arts Education

2017-2018 Artist In Residence with The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra

Bahji by Randy Armstrong • 2016 TedX PiscataquaRiver

Tribute in Courage by Randy Armstrong • 2017-2018 Artist In Residence • Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra

Soundscape by Randy Armstrong • 2017-2018 Artist In Residence • Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra

Shanti Om by Randy Armstrong • 2017-2018 Artist In Residence • Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra

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Sep
21
Tue
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 4 @ 7:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Sep
23
Thu
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 6 @ 7:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Sep
28
Tue
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 11 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Sep
30
Thu
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 13 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Oct
5
Tue
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 18 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Oct
7
Thu
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 20 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Oct
10
Sun
2021
Performance for Christ Church • Exeter, NH • October 10, 2021 • 10am @ Christ Church
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Randy Armstrong a devotional service & performance at Christ Church – Exeter, NH USA – Oct. 10, 2021 at 10am

Performing an original guitar composition, “Tribute in Courage”; Native American Flute “Improvisation”; and “The Awakening – Peace in 39 Languages” on Mbira with call & response chant.

Oct
12
Tue
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Oct
14
Thu
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 27 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Oct
18
Mon
2021
Artist in Residence • West African Drumming & Dance • Boys & Girls Club of Manchester • October 18-25, 2021 @ Boys & Girls Club of Manchester
Oct 18 @ 3:30 pm – Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm
Artist in Residence • West African Drumming @ Boys & Girls Club of Manchester
October 18 – 25, 2021
Artist in Residence • West African Drumming
with Randy Armstrong & Theo Martey

Boys & Girls Club of Manchester
555 Union St. • Manchester, NH 03104
Oct
19
Tue
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Oct
21
Thu
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Oct
26
Tue
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 9 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Oct
28
Thu
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Nov
2
Tue
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Nov
4
Thu
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 18 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Apr
9
Sat
2022
BEYOND BORDERS featuring Randy Armstrong & Volker Nahrmann in Concert • The Music Hall • Saturday April 9, 2022 @ 8PM @ THE MUSIC HALL
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
BEYOND BORDERS featuring Randy Armstrong & Volker Nahrmann in Concert • The Music Hall • Saturday April 9, 2022 @ 8PM @ THE MUSIC HALL
BEYOND BORDERS in CONCERT featuring Randy Armstrong & Volker Nahrmann with Jose Duque • ERINI • Charlie Jennison • Theo Nii Martey • Nick Phaneuf • Jiri Nedoma

BAND PHOTOS & BIOS                          

May
31
Tue
2022
Artist in Residence: Multicultural Week Workshops & Concert @ Nottingham West Elementary May 31 – June 1 & 2, 2022 @ Nottingham West Elementary School
May 31 @ 9:00 am – Jun 2 @ 3:00 pm
Artist in Residence: Multicultural Week Workshops & Concert @ Nottingham West Elementary May 31 – June 1 & 2, 2022 @ Nottingham West Elementary School

May 31, June 1, 2, 2022

Randy Armstrong • Artist in Residence
Multicultural Week Workshops & Concert

Concert: Thursday June 2, 2022 • 6pm
Nottingham West Elementary
10 Pelham Rd. Hudson, NH 03051
Tel: 603.595.1570
Website: www.sau81.org/nws
(Following All Covid-19 Safety Protocols)

Sep
21
Tue
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 4 @ 7:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Sep
23
Thu
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 6 @ 7:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Sep
28
Tue
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 11 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Sep
30
Thu
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 13 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Oct
5
Tue
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 18 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Oct
7
Thu
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 20 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Oct
10
Sun
2021
Performance for Christ Church • Exeter, NH • October 10, 2021 • 10am @ Christ Church
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Randy Armstrong a devotional service & performance at Christ Church – Exeter, NH USA – Oct. 10, 2021 at 10am

Performing an original guitar composition, “Tribute in Courage”; Native American Flute “Improvisation”; and “The Awakening – Peace in 39 Languages” on Mbira with call & response chant.

Oct
12
Tue
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Oct
14
Thu
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 27 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Oct
18
Mon
2021
Artist in Residence • West African Drumming & Dance • Boys & Girls Club of Manchester • October 18-25, 2021 @ Boys & Girls Club of Manchester
Oct 18 @ 3:30 pm – Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm
Artist in Residence • West African Drumming @ Boys & Girls Club of Manchester
October 18 – 25, 2021
Artist in Residence • West African Drumming
with Randy Armstrong & Theo Martey

Boys & Girls Club of Manchester
555 Union St. • Manchester, NH 03104
Oct
19
Tue
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Oct
21
Thu
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Oct
26
Tue
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 9 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Oct
28
Thu
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Nov
2
Tue
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Nov
4
Thu
2021
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios @ Beauty Hill Music Studios
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 18 @ 6:15 pm

South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6pm • September 21 – November 4, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

September 21 @ 6:00 pm – November 4 @ 7:15 pm
South African Marimba Classes • 7 Week Series • Every Tuesday & Thursday @6PM • May 4 -June 17, 2021 @ Beauty Hill Music Studios

JOIN THE FUN! Group South African Marimba Classes Weekly on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings starting at 6pm at my beautiful Beauty Hill Music Studios in Barrington. What to pick your own day and time? Get a group of 4 to five friends to create your own class playing on my handmade South African Marimbas and Trinidad/Tabago Steel Pans are in the mix, too. No music experience necessary. Just the desire to learn and experience the joys of ensemble playing. Here is more info:

Marimba Bands can be heard and experienced throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Southern Africa. Even in the United States you can find Marimba Bands from the Pacific Northwest to New England inspired by many African musicians who have taught the tradition and instruments at Universities and Cultural Institutions in the U.S. for decades.

Randy has been a performer, teacher and student of the balafon which is the West Africa marimba/xylophone style instrument similar to the South African marimbas for over four decades. While on tour in South Africa as an accompanist for the women’s chorus, Voices From The Heart in the summer of 2018, Randy experienced the dynamic and joyous music of Marimba Bands at concert halls, churches, schools and street performances. At a concert Voices From The Heart performed with Desmond Tutu and his family in attendance, a young group of talented and energetic South African Marimba players performed traditional songs and pop tunes that had the entire audience singing and dancing together. Even Papa Tutu got up to dance to the song, PATA PATA made famous by South African singer, Miriam Makeba and played brilliantly by the Marimba Band. At that moment, Randy was inspired to commission a set of South African Marimbas handcrafted by ethnomusicologist, Gavin Coppenhall—African Ethos Instruments in Cape Town. The Marimbas arrived at the Port of New York on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 and the journey begins.

“Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one voice.” — Nelson Mandela

Apr
9
Sat
2022
BEYOND BORDERS featuring Randy Armstrong & Volker Nahrmann in Concert • The Music Hall • Saturday April 9, 2022 @ 8PM @ THE MUSIC HALL
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
BEYOND BORDERS featuring Randy Armstrong & Volker Nahrmann in Concert • The Music Hall • Saturday April 9, 2022 @ 8PM @ THE MUSIC HALL
BEYOND BORDERS in CONCERT featuring Randy Armstrong & Volker Nahrmann with Jose Duque • ERINI • Charlie Jennison • Theo Nii Martey • Nick Phaneuf • Jiri Nedoma

BAND PHOTOS & BIOS                          

May
31
Tue
2022
Artist in Residence: Multicultural Week Workshops & Concert @ Nottingham West Elementary May 31 – June 1 & 2, 2022 @ Nottingham West Elementary School
May 31 @ 9:00 am – Jun 2 @ 3:00 pm
Artist in Residence: Multicultural Week Workshops & Concert @ Nottingham West Elementary May 31 – June 1 & 2, 2022 @ Nottingham West Elementary School

May 31, June 1, 2, 2022

Randy Armstrong • Artist in Residence
Multicultural Week Workshops & Concert

Concert: Thursday June 2, 2022 • 6pm
Nottingham West Elementary
10 Pelham Rd. Hudson, NH 03051
Tel: 603.595.1570
Website: www.sau81.org/nws
(Following All Covid-19 Safety Protocols)

Scoring

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Keynote Speaker & Event Performances

Randy Armstrong keynote speaking engagements cover topics on unity, diversity and the healing aspect of music.