Act 2: Dia de los Muertos

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Act 2

"La Banda (Dance of the Ghede)”
As Catrina approaches, the Loa stop their quarrelling and stare menacingly at Catrina. 
Baron Samedi steps to one side and his children begin "La Banda" (a dance designed to hypnotise a victim into giving up their soul!)

“Ghede Ti Malis (dance of)”
"Ghede Ti Malis": the trickster. Confusion is this Loa's main weapon. Ti Malis conjures a vision of being chased by a faceless foe through a Mediaeval Medina. Twisting and turning through this mirage of mayhem Catrina is certainly confused but is not prepared to give up her soul without a fight.

“Ghede Doubye & Ghede Loraj (dance of)”
Ghede Doubye & Ghede Loraj: next to attempt to hypnotise Catrina is Doubye. At first he casts a spell, an incantation with which he struggles but gets correct on his second attempt. Meanwhile, Loraj manifests a storm overhead, the storm rises and falls at the whim of Loraj and Doubye. Catrina attempts to mirror the movements of both Ghede, appearing to be under their control. Doubye and Loraj are both convinced Catrina is prepared to relinquish her soul. Ghede Nibo and Baron Samedi watch Catrina intensely, they are not as easily fooled.

“Ghede Nibo (dance of)”
Ghede Nibo: Nibo steps forward, having calmed the storm above he realises Catrina will not succumb to the trifling voodoo magic of his younger and less fabulous siblings. He must call upon the souls taken in their prime (currently residing in the cemetery) and they must D.I.S.C.O.
The cemetery is transformed into a glitter-ball-spinning, sprung-floor, Studio54 style nightclub.

“Funkin’ Voodoo Magic-man”
Finally Baron Samedi steps forward to deliver the final blow to ensure Catrina is under their spell.


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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