Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rango With Us

You may have heard that one of the musical enclaves we will be covering in our Hip Deep Egypt series involves Cairo's large Sudanese community.   One amazing musical expression within this community is Rango music -- a mystical, Sudanese (Nubian) style of music that is used to induce a spiritual, trance-like state, and historically, to bring about spirit possession.  The music is centered around a huge, ancient xylophone called rango.  Chances are you've never seen or heard a rango, and that is one of the reasons why we want to delve into the musical scenes of Egypt and bring such unique music to your ears.

Check out the video below of Hassan Bergamon, Rango music master.

Pretty cool, huh?

Right now, we are currently raising money via a Kickstarter campaign so that we can travel to Egypt and bring back such unique and exciting material.

To learn more about our campaign visit our Kickstarter HERE.

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