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The Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi

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October 26, 2012

1 University Plaza
Springfield, IL 62703
217-206-6160

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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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