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Drummers of Burundi: Live at Real World
     

Les Drummers of Burundi: Live at Real World

by Drummers of Burundi
 

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The Drummers of Burundi, part of a centuries-old tradition from the agricultural African country in the midst of assimilating itself into the greater Western market, have undertaken one album on the Real World label (known primarily for bringing Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to Western audiences), via the WOMAD concert festivals. The

Overview

The Drummers of Burundi, part of a centuries-old tradition from the agricultural African country in the midst of assimilating itself into the greater Western market, have undertaken one album on the Real World label (known primarily for bringing Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to Western audiences), via the WOMAD concert festivals. The album consists of only one track, around a half hour long. This is deceiving, as there are actually 41 specific rhythms that the drummers put out. The significance of the different rhythms is varied, with some being traditional works of honor to elders, songs of peace, and the like, but with many (or most, as they're also trying to sell albums in the West now) simply being more "party-oriented" rhythms, showcasing the virtuosity of the drummers. This is said not to belittle the drummers, who are most definitely virtuosos, but to prepare the listener for what will be a sort of new synthesis of traditional music and newer music (almost suspiciously similar to Kodo, both in sound and in philosophy). Fans of Kodo, or other "world" drum troupes, may be shocked by the similarities inherent in the music of these African musicians, and for those that are new to the genres, something from WOMAD productions can rarely fail to please in some way, even if it has been tinkered to fit Western ears.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/03/1993
Label:
Real World
UPC:
0017046233828

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Drummers of Burundi   Primary Artist
Mbazumutima Adelin   Drums
Baranshakaje Antime   Drums
Ndayarinze Aquilin   Drums
Ntakarutimana Benoît   Drums
Ntirandekura Come   Drums
Mboninyeretse Dominique   Drums
Mpfayokurera Joachin   Drums
Mpitabavuma Juvénal   Drums
Mpitabakana Marc   Drums
Nkunzimana Nazaire   Drums
Nyambikiye Pasteur   Drums
Mpitabakana Vital   Drums
Nahimana Placide   Drums
Congera Alchades   Drums
Sindaharaye Donatien   Drums
Bacanamwo Joseph   Drums

Technical Credits

David Bottrill   Engineer
Drummers of Burundi   Arranger
Mbazumutima Adelin   Arranger
Baranshakaje Antime   Arranger
Ndayarinze Aquilin   Arranger
Yorrick Benoist   Producer
Ntakarutimana Benoît   Arranger
Ntirandekura Come   Arranger
Cimpaye Deogratias   Arranger
Mboninyeretse Dominique   Arranger
Kasper de Graaf   Art Direction
Mpfayokurera Joachin   Arranger
Mpitabavuma Juvénal   Arranger
Mpitabakana Marc   Arranger
Garry Mouat   Contributor,Series Identity
Nkunzimana Nazaire   Arranger
Nyambikiye Pasteur   Arranger
Mpitabakana Vital   Arranger
Nahimana Placide   Arranger
Congera Alchades   Arranger
Sindaharaye Donatien   Arranger
Bacanamwo Joseph   Arranger

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