Bride of the Zar


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April 26, 2010

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Mystic songs about an Arabia Dracula, Nubian dance music, funky electrified xylophones and mysterious Zar/Voodoo grooves from the acclaimed Sudanese/Egyptian collective RANGO.

Following a sold-out show at the Barbican's Transcender Weekender, and a triumphant month-long UK tour in October 2009, mystic Egyptian/Sudanese musicians Rango release their debut album "Bride of The Zar" on 30IPS Records in May 2010.

Recorded in Cairo and London the disc features a 190 year-old vintage Rango Xylophone with spirit manifesting gourd resonators, tales of Yawera Bey - the Arabian Dracula, songs recounting the mysterious disappearance of Sardine rations amongst Sudanese serving in the Egyptian army and Bellydance-inducing Nubian melodies played on lyres retrofitted with electric pickups and shakers made from recycled aerosol cans.

Tracks: Sawakin / Major / Holeela / Ahlan Be Eltlat Asyad (Welcome Oh three spirits) / Bergamon 14 / Free Mind / Henna Night / Baladia Wey (Instrumental) / Bolley / Assuybian Lady / Baba Rikaley

Songlines Feature & Review (due April 30th)

April 2010
19- 25 WOMAD Abu Dhabi

July 2010, UK
3-4 Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival
6-8 Langollen International Festival
9 Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
10 Compass Club, Whitby
11 The Sage, Gateshead
12 Manchester Museum
16 Voice of the World, ROH, London
23-24 WOMAD, Charlton Park

Direct mail to 30IPS Rango, El Tanbura, Bedouin Jerry Can band, Egyptologists and Belly Dance mailing lists. (The album features guest appearances from members of both Bedouin Jerry Can Band and El Tanbura)

Songlines / fRoots

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Key Value
Catalogue number 30IPSHOR21948
Barcode 5065001057052
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Sawakin -
2. Major -
3. Holeela -
4. Ahlan Be Eltlat Asyad (Welcome Oh three spirits) -
5. Bergamon 14 -
6. Free Mind -
7. Henna Night -
8. Baladia Wey (Instrumental) -
9. Bolley -
10. Assuybian Lady -
11. Baba Rikaley -