Ilu – Arranged, performed, and recorded by Carl Dixon

Ilu is a candomble rhythm traditionally played on agogo and three atabaque–two with a pair of sticks and one played with one stick and one hand. This arrangement is for instruments commonly played by the bateria of Rio de Janeiro samba school Mangueira, including surdos, caixa, repique, timbal, tamborim, agogo, and chocalho.

The score for this arrangement is available at:

The download includes a fully notated score, performance notes, and recordings of the full arrangement and individual parts.

If you are interested in performing this arrangement with your group, please contact me with any questions or to setup an online lesson or group workshop.

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