Act 1: Dia de los Muertos

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Act 1

"Baron Samedi’s theme” 
Baron Samedi - a confused and confusing character: good and evil, affable and annoying, major and minor, feared and worshipped in equal measure.  On the day of the dead he rises from his grave to wreak havoc amongst the living.  With his adopted children (The Ghede) he stalks the land hoping to add to his family of Loa. 

“Rise Ghede” 
Baron Samedi summons his children (La Ghede) to rise from their graves and begin the search for more souls to add to the family. Suitable souls can always be found on The Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), celebrating the lives of their departed loved ones, even within the gates of the cemetery!

Sitting by the grave of her mother a young woman smiles, fondly remembering her mother. She places a sugar skull on the grave unaware she is being watched by the Loa.
Baron Samedi spies Catrina amongst the gravestones. Under his breath he mutters,“Who’s this? A vision of beauty and grace. Mournful yet elegant within this place.”

“She is mine" 
Having spotted Catrina the Loa agree she is beautiful and a prize worth fighting over. An argument ensues over who thinks she is “most beautiful”!
Seeing the argument Catrina approaches the Loa, seductively, fully aware that the argument has been over her. She is not afraid, she is intrigued. 


from Dia de los Muertos, released February 5, 2016
Simon Hayton (Guitar), Adrian Walker (Bass), Matt Sugden (Drums, keys/samples and engineering)



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Voodoo Cartel Manchester, UK

We've been writing and performing as Voodoo Cartel for over 5 years and got together based on our love of Funk.

Funk is not all we do though, and Rock/Prog/Jazz/Fusion feature across our Instrumental prog-funk escapades.

We present our first concept album "Dia de los Muertos". Written as one 37 minute piece, to be enjoyed in its entirety.

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