A relatively quick scan of a Cuban Marimbula. One of the key instruments in the Cuban Changui music. It is a bass instrument originally from Africa but which has been used consistantly in traditional Cuban music.
This one was given to us by Los Guayaberos, one of the finest Cuban bands I have had the pleasure to meet.
To see the Marimbula in action, you can watch Changui Guantanamo playing one in this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9In-XlvdpvM