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Jugalbandi 2

In North Indian Hindustani classical music a jugalbandi is a duet. I composed Jugalbandi 2 in 2012 for the To Hit percussion duo. This is a sequel of sorts to my Jugalbandi, which I composed in 2007 for tabla virtuoso Shawn Mativetsky and marimbist Catherine Meunier. 
In both pieces the tabla and marimba play an equal role, at times pulsing and grooving and singing together as one giant pan-global percussion instrument.

—Payton MacDonald, 2012