A fiery afro-cuban groove, infectious melodies & great fun! Madiba was the name given to Nelson Mandela by his own Xhosa tribe, and celebrates the forty-six year long battle to end racial segregation in South Africa, via music that is both challenging and uplifting.
Written in an afro-cuban style, Madiba opens with an optional short chorale, before a high impact 6/8 groove. Featuring the flugel horn mid-piece, Madiba is a powerful feel good work. Commissioned and premiered by Stavanger Brass Band & Allan Withington at Siddis 2011, Stavanger, Norway.
Percussion: Cymbals, Xylophone, Cowbell, Egg Shaker, Whip, Tom-toms, Cabasa, Vibraphone, Drum Kit, Timpani, Congas