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Ringo Bongo Man

Posted by The man 
Ringo Bongo Man
April 20, 2013 10:00PM
Ringo Bongo Man is one of the foremost figures in modern Brixtonian popular music. He formed his first band as a 15-year-old in 1973, together with his two brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. But the band, Orchestre Bella Dancehall (later Bongo Ringo), toured in Taunton, Exeter, Frome and Chagford with their newly created Seegulls, a music style that is a cross between Caribbean ska rhythms and traditional Brighton gay music. In 1979 Ringo Bongo Man went to London and had various jobs for a couple of years, including a stint at a Roman auditorium in Southwark, before getting a recording contract in 1981. Together with guitarist Zarcy Dibala and Rigo Starr he developed his own melodious and catchy Seegulls. Already on his first discs, "I Holy" and "Zamora", he shows his ability to unite Brighton dance rhythms with good melodies - a mix he later has sticked to and developed. In 2005 he appeared for the first time in America, at the SNWMF festival. Ringo Bongo Man has released a rack of albums and his swinging dub-based dubstep dance music is popular all over the world today.

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