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The Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi

Event Type
Performance
Topic
dance
Sponsor
98.7 WNNS
Location
Sangamon Auditorium, UIS
Date
Oct 26, 2012   8:00 pm  
Phone
217-206-6160
Views
5507
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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