Rango

Rango perform trance-inducing Sudanese acoustic dance music from mystic healing ceremonies played on vintage lyres retrofitted with electric pickups and quartertone idiophones (marimba) accompanied by drummers and ritual percussionists wearing mangor belts fashioned from goat horns.Their unique form of sacred and secular music evolved from the former slave trade communities of Sudan and Ethiopia following the abolition of the slave trade in Egypt. The band's exotic music and principle instrument is known as rango a vintage marimba that first appeared in Egypt in the 1820s following Mohamed Ali's conquest of Sudan. Although popular at Sudanese wedding celebrations and street parties during the first half of the 20thC the growing dominance of Arabian pop music led to the rango becoming all but extinct by the late 1970s. During the making of a documentary on this long-lost music in the 1990s Hassan Bergamon the last surviving player of the rango was rediscovered living in Cairo. With the support of the El Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music Hassan has since assembled a group of veteran drummers and a collective of singers and ritual dancers to keep this amazing tradition alive for future generations.

Venue

Brewery Arts Centre

Highgate Kendal Cumbria LA9 4HE

View the Brewery Arts Centre websitewww.breweryarts.co.uk

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Map reference: SD 514924


In the centre of Kendal off Highgate. The bus station and Kendal railway station are both a 10-minute walk away.

Parking : with charge

Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile from Kendal station

Contact

Box Office
Tel: 01539 725133
View the Craig Charles websitewww.breweryarts.co.uk
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Event Details

Fri 9 Jul 2010
NotesDoors open at 20.00 for a seated gig in the Malt Room.

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