Galactiplas was inspired by the quitiplas from  the Central Coast of Venezuela (a folkloric bamboo stamping tube ensemble).  It also features a maraca solo by Jackeline Rago.  The maracas are a very important part of Venezuelan music, they are used in folkloric as well as symphonic music.  The arrangement by Donna Viscuso combines the  quitiplas with funk grooves from the U.S. to create a unique VNote Ensemble fusion.