That was fun. Robby and I played for quite a while and came up with two things. One is for the little interlude in Santa Fe.
The drums stop and I usually play a brief melody. When I play the melody for the second time Jon plays a harmony on the bass. That will give Robby enough time to pick up the Kora and join in. I would then improvise some melodies over the Kora and Bass – no percussion. Upon a signal Ron will start the beat, which will give Robby time to switch from Kora to percussion and then we can all start up again.
The other new part will probably become an intro, but I am not sure where it will end up.
I think Robby playing the Kora would be a wonderful addition for the 1001 Christmas Nights tour next year!