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Jamboscore & parts for: string quartet, piano, bass, drums & percussion
Jambo means hello in Swahili. I took a trip to Kenya and this is the music that came out of it. It features Yosvany Terry on chekeré and Mauricio Herrera on batá on the original recording [Rhizome] so I encourage any ensemble that decides to perform this piece to invite as many percussionist as desired to play with them. In the final solo section, the strings are given different choices as to what they want to play- although it is not technically improvisation, the music provided makes an attempt to facilitate improvisation for non-improvising string players. -fabian almazan