The epic fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, the Rumble in the Jungle, is a perfect fit to be given a musical score: rhythmic, gracious, honest but with heavy blows.
IKARAI has played over 25 concerts with MUHAMMAD, gaining broad recognition in Dutch written and televised media. The ensemble has toured through China, will tour through the UK and played, among others, at the BIMHUIS (Amsterdam, NL), TivoliVredenburg (Utrecht, NL) and De Doelen (Rotterdam, NL).
In 2018 the ensemble was asked by the private Voorlinden Museum to perform a special performance at an opening event, attended by members of the Dutch Royal Family.
Minimum required stage surface: 5 * 5 meter (15 * 15 feet).
The boxing ring is provided by Ikarai and is easily set up.
A piano is needed.