Mingo Rangel

Mozambique. Guitar, Voice

Born in Mozambique in the city of Beira, Mingo soon began his studies of guitar with the teacher Alfredo Costa. As a guitarist, he regularly integrates the Grand Union Orchestra, based in London. With this orchestra, he has conducted workshops and performances in various European countries and recorded a live CD at The Queen Elizabeth Hall in 1999. His own successes have been recorded and interpreted by the panorama Lusophone names such as: Paulo de Carvalho, Alex Silva, Maria Joao Silveira, among others. With Maria Jose Moreira (Ju) he founded the group Aqua d'iris and wrote the CD meridians, with which to make known issues unique and diverse, incorporating a mixture of different cultures and traditions. Following the project Agora at The Peninsular Debate, held annually in Extremadura, and by the invitation of the Instituto Camões, Dave is his most recent contribution in terms of musical composition. With the sponsorship of Institite Camões, he is also preparing a new CD collaborating with actors Eugénia Bettencourt , João Soromenho, António Cara D’Anjo and Lawrence Bettencourt. Mingo recently performed on the recordings Dawn in Zanzibar and Acacia. Water D'Alma is the new project in which they are all involved with Louise Ortigosa, and which will soon rise to the stage of the European Maxime..


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Huge success of Song of Contagion!

Fantastic audience responses to the recent shows Wilton's Music Hall

New BBC interview

Director Tony Haynes talks to Jimoke Fashola about this week's premiere of Song of Contagion. Skip to 02.52.04 to listen.

Song of Contagion promo video released

Featuring a taste of the music you will hear in our spectacular new show and interviews from the musicians involved

Booking opens for Song of Contagion!

Wilton's Music Hall, June 13th to 17th: tickets now on sale for our spectacular new show

Dates announced for 2017 Summer School

Our fourth annual Summer School runs from July 31st to August 3rd, Goldsmiths College, South London.

Exciting plans unveiled for 2017!

GUO's programme for the new year includes a brand new show at Wilton's Music Hall and a return to Portugal.

Remembering Cable Street

Video of The Beast is Back by Tony Haynes, recorded at the GUO commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street in October

High praise for GUO music education project

Read about Music Untamed at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, supported by the Mayor's Music Fund

Band Off The Wall

Inspired by the Peace Mural at Dalston Junction, Grand Union has launched a new street band for Hackney

GUO tracks are now available online...

Grand Union CDs and individual numbers can now be streamed from Spotify or bought from iTunes

Full-length DVD of Undream'd Shores

A DVD of the acclaimed Hackney Empire production is now available from the GUO online shop.

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