I wrote this piece for one of my school percussion ensembles trying to fill a gap in percussion ensemble drumming pieces. In my search for great pieces, some were too hard, others too easy. So, I decided to write my own.
The piece also draws inspiration from funk and Taiko drumming. It also pays homage to the great percussion composer Kevin Tuck and his piece Summon the Spirits, who has created drumming pieces that are the staple of percussion music all around the world.
As always, the aim is that the ensemble has fun and enjoys the groove. Coming from a long background of Latin and African drumming styles, my compositions place a heavy emphasis on feeling the rhythm and hearing all the parts lock in, rather than being accurate.