The Summoning of Katakhanes is an exciting duet for two percussionists utilizing several ethnic percussion instrument, including traditional Sri Lankan drums.
Genre: Duet for 2 Percussion | # of Players: 2 Level: Medium Difficult | Duration: 6:50
Instrumentation Player 1 (Yak Bera, Bongos, High Tom, Pedal Bass Drum, Bell Plate, Ankle Bells) Player 2 (Davula, Congas, Low Tom, Pedal Bass Drum, Trashy Cymbal, Ankle Bells)
Program Notes The Summoning of Katakhanes was commissioned by Jeff White & Nick Steward. Both the yak bera and the davula are traditional Sri Lankan drums. Both are cylindrical and are suspended from the waist. The yak bera (or “demon drum”) is a low country drum used to accompany masked dancers; it is played with two open palms. The davula is used in Buddhist ceremonies throughout the island; it is much shorter than the yak bera, and is played with one palm and one stick.