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Ben Baldwin & Stairwells + Randy Armstrong & WorldBeat Marimba

The Dance Hall, Kittery, Maine
7 Walker St
Kittery, ME 03904

The Stairwells evolved from an eight week a cappella class at Traip Academy in Kittery in the early 90’s. At the close of the session, they wanted more and Instructor/music director Ben Baldwin, felt the same. They continued rehearsals each week for many years and after a brief hiatus, re-formed in 2010 and continue to sing a repertoire of songs from Rockin’ Gospel to Doo Wop at weddings, fairs, libraries and multiple large community events.

Randy Armstrong & The WorldBeat Marimba Band is a Zimbabwe & South African style band that performs traditional as well as familiar popular tunes. They also added a lead Trinidad/Tobago steel pan in the mix with percussion. The Marimbas were handcrafted in Cape Town. Randy first heard them at a 2018 Voices concert in South Africa with Desmond Tutu and family in the audience. He then found the marimba-maker and commissioned the beautiful instruments.