bondad on 03/06/2010 at 10:34PM
As part of the Rhoda series, I wanted to reach out to friends from varying musical backgrounds. This particular song features a long time collaborator and friend of vosotros-Mike Gao. I have learned so much from Mike…he is so creative, using the computer like an instrument. We began sending tracks back and forth, adding and subtracting elements, boiling down ideas until the final product emerged. The trio of drums featured throughout the song are called batá, ceremonial instruments of the Lukumí, recorded in 2007 during the Quiet Orchestra sessions. I hope you enjoy I thought There’d be Lions (First Follower).