Rango

Bride of the Zar Sudani Voodoo E.P.

Rango: 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 performed on rango xylophone with spirit manifesting gourd resonators, simsimiyya lyres retrofitted with electric pickups and shakers made from recycled aerosol cans.

“Trance-inducing Sudanese sonic voodoo”
Time Out
“Easily one of the most joyous and exhilarating concerts of the year”
****The Times
“Penetrates the bones like an X-ray”
****Songlines
“All-out good time, hip-shaking dance music”
The National
“Tribal, hypnotic groove”
****Limelight
“Electrified sound as heard in Cairo's Sudanese quarter”
****London Evening Standard
“Rockin'‚ deep roots Sudanese trance music”
fRoots
“Like Clint’s 45, this music will blow your head clean off’”
London Lite

Releases

Bride of the Zar album cover

Bride of the Zar (2010)

Rango’s debut album Bride of the Zar features 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 performed 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.

Recorded in London and deep in Egypt's bustling Cairo metropolis, the disc features guest appearances from members of El Tanbura and Bedouin Jerry Can Band.

  • 30IPS HOR21948 | Distributed by Proper Music Distribution
Sudani VooDoo E.P. cover

Sudani Voodoo E.P. (2009)

Originally released to coincide with the October 2009 Sudani Voodoo Tour, Rango’s inaugural EP features three exclusive non-album tracks along with a remix of their concert staple Sog Allyil co-produced by Afgan Star composer Dr Simon Russell.

  • 30IPS HOR1820 | Distributed by Proper Music Distribution