"Chakalaka" is an energetic solo for multi-percussion and electronic accompaniment. Heavily influenced by the music of electronic artists such as Andrew Bayer and Mat Zo, "Chakalaka" combines elements from a variety of sub-genres - ranging from glitch-hop to drum 'n' bass and progressive trance - through the conglomeration of shimmering synths, driving basslines, and funky rhythms, all outlined by the acoustic sounds from the soloist. The title refers to the motif presented throughout the piece, which is established within the work's opening measures.
composed and performed by Francisco Perez
commissioned by Kevin Kenney
percussion recording by Miguel Perez
Available through C. Alan Publications.