THE STORY OF RANGI
Listen. Do you hear the rhythm?
Once it was strong, guiding the beat of our people’s hearts.
Once it was loud, filling our children with joy, bringing strength to our warriors.
Once it was all around us, but now we must seek it out with drumbeats and dancing.
This was not always the way of the world…
Long ago, the Music Giants wandered freely, keeping the beat alive.
The land of Ota echoed to the sound of their footsteps, and the people of Nchi knew only peace, joy and harmony.
Then came the Matata, the interrupters, the stealers of sound. They stole Chúkwú away from the Giants, hoarding their life force and locking it away inside secret puzzles.
Now the drumbeat ebbs and fades.
Some fear it will be lost forever.
But we are not without hope!
For the old men sing of one who will unlock the mysteries of the Matata, one who will return the Chúkwú to the Music Giants and restore the balance of our world.
His name is Guruki, and his time has come.