Act 4: Dia de los Muertos

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Act 4
"Father Velázquez's tower" 
In a monastery near the cemetery a priest is praying alone. His prayers are disturbed by the cry of a woman calling out for her mother. Looking around he can see no woman. Believing the voice to be member of his church he searches his memory and finally recognises the voice of Catrina.
Although devout and true he is fearful of the spirit world and the Voodoo Magic he believes is associated with this day, he has lost too many souls to Baron Samedi.
Afraid for Catrina's safety the young priest prays for guidance in the hope that someone is prepared to help Catrina.
Meanwhile Ghede Ti Malis passes by the Monastery and hears Father Velquez's prayer for Catrina.

“See the light (Part One)“ 
Moved by the priest's prayers Ti Malis decides to save Catrina, although he is still conflicted by his loyalty to his family (The Loa) and his desire to see Catrina safely out of Limbo. This is the first time he has ever challenged the decision of Baron Samedi. Filled with confidence he makes his way back to the cemetery to confront The Loa.

“La Boda Macabre - This ain’t no wedding march”
Once Ti Malis reaches the cemetery he finds Baron Samedi and the Loa preparing for La Boda Macabre (a weird wedding of sorts with Baron Samedi taking the role of master of ceremonies and groom). Catrina is dragged to a make-shift altar by the Ghede, including Ti Malis, where he ineffectively binds her to a tree. Catrina realises Ti Malis is to be her saviour as he whispers in her ear “follow me to the light’.
The rest of the Loa do not notice Ti Malis’s treachery (they are drunk and filled with pomp and expectation at the prospect of stealing Catrina’s soul).

“See the light (Part Two)”
Lost in revelry Baron Samedi and the rest of the Ghede continue their strange ritual whilst Catrina makes her escape with Ti Malis. Dashing between the headstones and refusing to look back they must get to the gates of the cemetery before sunrise!

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from Dia de los Muertos, released February 5, 2016

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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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