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Culture Ministry dedicates week to emblematic drum dance to promote culture

11-22-2017 The Ministry of Culture dedicated a week to the emblematic dance of the Burundian drum in order to protect and promote Burundian culture in general and drums in particular. It started on November 20 and will end on 26. A march from Bujumbura city centre to the north direction (...)
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Burundi drums are world heritage : commercial exploitation of drumming from now on prohibited

12-20-2014 On November 26th, Burundi’s royal drum dance was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is implementing several plans to protect and safeguard it.-By Diane Uwimana In pre-colonial time, playing the drums regulated the activities of Burundi’s royal family. “Drums were played to (...)