Welcome Burundi Drums  to Halifax

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Burundi drums is a ritual dance of the royal drum, it's a spectacle combining powerful, synchronized drumming with dancing, heroic poetry and traditional songs.

Burundi Drums have been recognizing by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The dance calls for at least a dozen or so drums, always in an odd number, arranged in a semicircle around a central drum. Several are beaten in a continuous rhythm, while the others keep to the beat set by the central drum. Two or three drummers then perform dances to the rhythm.

Burundi Drums have a heart beat rhythm and sound by vibration. They are made in a special wood and covered by a cow skin specially treated to resist to the wood steak hits.

When you hear Burundi Drums, you get vibration in your body that make you fill happy.

Mutcho Cultural Group in Partnership with Africa Diaspora of the Maritimes to maintain African culture diversity heritage, the project has been funded by Community Culture and Heritage to bring Burundi drums to Halifax. Since one year, Burundi Drummers performed to different events, Galas, Community events, wedding, Blue Nose Marathon, Fashion show, wellness events to heal the spirit.

We are proud to participate in Cultural Diversity and we want to bring the African heart beat in the Maritimes.

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In partnership with ANSA and ADAM, Mutcho Will soon start teaching how to play Burundi Drums for a group based to Halifax. Share Culture, a humanity Heritage protected by UNESCO. Feel the African heart in the Maritimes.


The Art of TambourIn Players is above all an almost mystic link that re-unites a whole country with the sacred tambours , the word "ingoma" means both  "tambour" and "Kingdom". A fascinating mix of formalisation and spontanity creating a form of trance. The ritmic builting up that the "Tambours of Burundi" offers us, shatters by their natural roughness, their joy and will to live of a whole nation. 

One tambourin player centers in the middle of the half circle and gets the leading role, deciding tempo and rythm by his dance and music, followed by the other tambourin players accordingly in the singing, dancing and percussions. Therefore every show has a different content.

One tambourin player centers in the middle of the half circle and gets the leading role, deciding tempo and rythm by his dance and music, followed by the other tambourin players accordingly in the singing, dancing and percussions. Therefore every show has a different content.


Janvier Nahimana
Drummer and performer African dances

Ritual dance of the royal drum

Inscribed in 2014 (9.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The ritual dance of the royal drum is a spectacle combining powerful, synchronized drumming with dancing, heroic poetry and traditional songs.

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Remesha Drums Halifax  2015

 
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This amazing video taking at Halifax African festival 2015 happens every year mid to late July on the Halifax Nova Scotia waterfront down close to the wave this is just one of the acts every year there's something new
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