The piece is titled to reflect the two energies in the work: 1) the chanting monks of Tibet and 2) the Funk Music of New Orleans. 5 movements: “Meditation in Mambo’ (uses the mambo beat pattern), “Voodoo Chant” (inspired by a Dr. John tune), “Mahakala” (sounds of the Buddhist monks), “Conga Trance” (funk rhythms and riffs), and “Snake Mantra” (a rhythmic canon of funky rhythms).
Genre: Solo with Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 3 + Solo Multi-Percussion
Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 17:45
Percussion 1 [solo] (3 concert toms, xylophone or marimba, small crash cymbals, timbales, temple blocks)
Percussion 2 (2 concert toms, medium & large suspended cymbal, bow, maracas, bell tree, small metal wind chimes, conch shell, snare drum or small Chinese tom, 2-pitched log drum)
Percussion 3 (bass drum or large Chinese tom, bongos, conch shell, low & high tam-tam, snare drum or small Chinese tom, field drum or medium Chinese tom, 2-pitched log drum)
Percussion 4 (bass drum or large Chinese tom, snare drum or small Chinese tom, field drum or medium Chinese tom, 2-pitched log drum)