TUNE Emily Burridge - Day of the Dead
"Day of the Dead" the title comes from the Brazilian festival on November 4th which is a day when the ancestors and Saints are venerated and celebrated with processions and the lighting of candles. I recorded a procession when I was living in the North East of Brazil gathering inspiration and recordings for my second CD release "Footsteps in the Sand". The percussion is played by a Brazilian percussionist Milton Fiori and features the Birimbal which is commonly used and known for with the Brazilian dance/martial art Capoeira and is originally of african origin. I loved combining this ethnic instrument with tracking the 'cello and also a Brazilian 12 string guitarist Manasses. I sing and integrate the procession recordings who are shouting the names of Saints. The other percussive instrument is the oodoo - a clay pot with two holes in it also introduced to Brazil from Africa. I originally recorded this track in a studio in Brazil with funding from a cultural grant and mastered it in the UK.
This is one of my favourite tracks by Emily Burridge. I've tagged it nu-classical which i know is a bit pants but Emily is pushing classical in a new direction with her 'cello and her abilities to improvise.
A unique and unforgettable soundscape...
That's a very atmospheric track. I like it very much.