COTFG presents Hanuman's Leap
Hanuman's Leap is a high-energy music drama composed and performed by Elliot Cole. Accompanied by live percussionists and a recorded choir of himself, Cole narrates, sings, raps and dances an adventure story from the Indian epic Ramayana. The music draws on genres – traditional epic song, hip hop and reggae, throat singing, choral and experimental music – and combines them into something ancient and new, universal and original. He performs with four drummers, on rough drum kits of metal and wood, delivering big beats for dancing.
Cole will be joined by the Kraken Quartet, a percussion group based in Ithaca, New York. Founded in 2011, the group includes Chris Demetriou, Andrew Dobos, Taylor Eddinger and Sean Harvey.