Noori & His Dorpa Band
Ostinato Records presents
Noori's musical journey began far before Ostinato Records scouted his mysterious band in late 2021. In the nineties, the then eighteen-year-old came across a guitar neck in Port Sudan. Forging it with the vintage tambour his father had gifted him, he created the electrified tambo-guitar. Ever since, Noori has used his creation to uplift the ever-resilient Beja community, whose long history is rife with oppression from the Sudanese government. This summer's 'Beja Power!' is the Beja people's first international musical encounter, and, with Ostinato Records, Noori & His Dorpa Band have created a moving, necessary archive of the radiance in resistance.