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The Azuly Blanco Marimba Band of Guatemala (translated as the Blue & Black Marimba Band) were a group from Guatemala playing Marimba music, who were popular in America during the 1910's. The performance of the Blue and White Marimba Band of Guatemala at New York City’s Hippodrome in 1916 was the spark that ignited America’s new interest in the music of Guatemalan Marimba Bands. That concert quickly led to recordings by the group for both Columbia and Victor record labels. By 1919, the popularity of these groups and their recordings had begun to wane.

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"Juarez Avenue" played by The Azuly Blanco Marimba Band of Guatemala

"Juarez Avenue" played by The Azuly Blanco Marimba Band of Guatemala

Peel played a track from the group on 17 September 2003, as part of Pig's Big 78.

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