Written by: Victor Vidal Paz (alias Django Mango)
A Taoist Master was walking in a forest outside Peking. Suddenly, near a lake, he saw a white crane attack a poisonous black snake. The snake, rolling in the mud, used a static, hypnotic power with tense, lightning-fast movements of attack and retreat. The crane was peacefully flying in the air, waiting for the right moment to strike.
The Taoist Master, by observing the fighting strategies of both animals, conceived the initial movements of martial arts.
Excerpt from my book entitled Secrets of the Yellow Emperor
Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia Bamboo Flute, Tata Güines Conga, Devaki Pandit Vocal, Chicuelo Flamenco Guitar, Noriko Tambura, Ismet Ruchimat Kantele (Harp from Finland), Agus Supriawan Sundanese Drums, Dodong Karinding and Biringdong, Victor Manuel Cajón (Drum from South America), Sam Conga and Djembe, Django Mango Tabla, African Drums, Gongs and Storyteller.
All the instruments used in this sound recording are accoustic
Cover Illustration by Gede (Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Bali).
Illustration concept Vidal Paz (alias Django Mango)
© ℗ for India, Nepal, Sri Lanka for Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia.
© ℗ for Indonesia, to the Indonesian musicians and Mr. Chepi.
© ℗ for the rest of the world Vidal Paz.
Tabla made by Muntaj Varanasi, Kundigartola, India.
Recorded in Egrem Studio, La Habana Cuba. Jancadela Studio Barcelona Spain, Jugala Studio Bandung Jawa Barat (Indonesia) and Tune Studio Mumbay, India by Ramon Alom, Luis Atance Chepi and D. Roy
Mixed by the above sound engineers and Vidal Paz.
Art Work, Didik Wahyudiadi.