Made up of a trio>DJ and 2 x MC’s – God Knows, MuRli and mynameisjOhn – Rusangano Family, based in Limerick, produce socially engaged music that mixes a variety of cultures and traditions. The rap/hip-hop/electro outfit has a very strong chance of winning the RTÉ Choice Music Prize for Irish album of the year for 2016 with their album ‘Let the Dead Bury the Dead’. Rusangano’s nomination, while expected, is thoroughly deserved for a powerful album, one that was bursting with samples from the inner reaches of producer MynameisjOhn’s mind and driven by the insightful, socially engaged lyrics of vocalists God Knows Jonas and MuRli . It is perhaps the most vital album of the last twelve months, drawing heavily on themes of immigration and the places and sounds that have influenced each of them in turn. Think globally, act locally. With hip-hop at its core, the group have established their own musical narrative to unify their communities and challenge long-held stereotypes. They have built up a reputation for high-energy, audience-engaging shows on the national and international live circuit with appearances at the Body & Soul Festival, Electric Picnic, SXSW and Eurosonic. Their debut at The Source Arts Centre gig night is highly anticipated and promises to be just as electric as the proverbial picnic. Book now and catch this trio on home turf before they go GLOBAL!.