What we do
Marimbea is an organization created in 2016, with the mission of contributing to the well-being of the Afro-Colombian communities from Colombia's South Pacific coast. We do this by generating alternative sources of income for its inhabitants, enabling knowledge exchanges, and cultivating support networks for its cultural agents. We design remarkable experiences to immerse yourself in the music, dance, cuisine and other ancestral knowledge from this region.
Two contrasting realities coexist throughout the Colombian Pacific coast. First, the reality of violence, abandonment and historical marginalization that the Afro-Colombian population experiences.Second, the magic of a territory inhabited by communities that resist and vibrate with music and dance, keeping alive the traditions of their ancestors. Its roads are the rivers and mangroves where days pass by while fishing and cultivating the land. They are skilled artisans, and they heal themselves with ancestral drinks prepared with plants that grow in the jungle. Moreover, they are exceptional chefs who impregnate their recipes, with their enriching and uncomplicated way of looking at life.
Delight yourself and become fascinated by this magic with Marimbea, while contributing to generate opportunities for economic development in this region.