Chest-thumping percussion and much hand clapping did abound as the colourful tribe of Rango pounded in the start of the 2011 Womadelaide festival on the main stage.
The early-bird crowd was treated to a wonderful display of Sudanese folk music featuring drumming, dance and song. In their first Womadelaide performance, Rango travelled from their Eqyptian homeland to get the party started with vibrant drum beats and buckets of enthusiasm in a performance that celebrates the good and bad of Africa's complex history.
If you missed it, don't sweat - you have another chance to catch Rango Monday, 2pm on Stage 1!
Photography by Paul Rodda and Nicole Russo