Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Royal Drummers & Dancers of Burundi in Kingston

Live at the Grand Theatre

In Kingston October 16, 2012

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 are as much a spectacle of dance as music. 

A dozen great log drums, made from hollowed-out tree trunks covered with dried animal skins, are pounded by the drummers in traditional Burundi costume.
"… a celebration of ability, the sheer pleasure of competitive creativity, and - strikingly similar to what happens in a jazz jam session - more virtuosic than sentimental." — The New York Times

This show qualifies for the Impact Youth Pricing program and the eyeGo to the Arts program.

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