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The Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi

Date Oct 26, 2012
Time 8:00 pm  
Location Sangamon Auditorium, UIS
Sponsor 98.7 WNNS
Phone 217-206-6160
Event type Performance
Views 5504
Originating Calendar Sangamon Auditorium

One of the greatest percussion ensembles in the world, The Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi have performed in the same way for centuries, passing down traditions and techniques from father to son. Their performances were traditionally a part of particular ceremonies, such as births, funerals and the enthronement of Kings. In Burundi, drums are sacred and represent, the powers of fertility and regeneration. The origins of their performance being shrouded in ancient legend and mystery, The Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi channel the energy and creative spirit of a nation through these drums and the rituals surrounding them.

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