The Namib Marimbas is a music group founded 1988 in Walvis Bay /Namibia .
From their Homepage :
GOAL OF THE GROUP:
The music, of which we have composed many songs ourselves, expresses the love of our beautiful African country, Namibia. We believe that our music can build bridges and we wish to deliver a message: That of respect for the culture of our ancestors and hope for a peaceful future.
We welcome exposure to the music of other cultures, and regard this as an ongoing learning process.
This is their song “Grazing back home ” a track from 2006 filmed in the dunes outside of Swapokmund
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