I'm adding a keyboard drone sound to this when we do it in our next rehearsal. I found a great sound of a tamboura on line which will be perfect. The chorus sounds great, and we just need to iron out the form with entrances, cutoffs, etc.
The percussion really needs to come out on this. bongos, conga and timpani can all be louder. Anyone know somebody with real tabla drums?
The instruments backing the vocals (muted trumpet/ soprano sax) could be louder, and more playful (trills, and other ornaments). I couldn't really hear the other instruments that play backing lines on the repeats of verses. We'll have to address that in our next rehearsal.
We didn't attempt the outro solo on this because the band wasn't quite ready with it yet.