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Trance-inducing music from Sudanese mystic healing ceremonies, hip-quaking Nubian wedding melodies, ritualistic tales of an Arabian Dracula and songs recounting the mysterious disappearance of sardine rations in the Egyptian army all played on vintage 190-year-old rango xylophone with spirit manifesting gourd resonators, simsimiyya & tanbura lyres retrofitted with electric pickups, and shakers made from recycled aerosol cans, performed by the Cairo-based Rango collective.
"Easily one of the most joyous and exhilarating concerts of the year"
"Trance-inducing Sudanese sonic voodoo"
"Penetrates the bones like an X-ray...an album of huge variety, energy and depth"
"All-out good time, hip-shaking dance music"
The National (Abu Dhabi)
"Tribal, hypnotic groove"
"Whipping up a metallic percussive storm"
"Polyrhythmic explosions of love, possession and pure joy"
"Witty and life-affirming"
"Leaves you itching to hear this live"
****"Electrified sound as heard in Cairo's Sudanese quarter"
London Evening Standard
"Rockin', deep roots Sudanese trance music"
"Like Clint's 45, this music will blow your head clean off"