Blogging WOMAD – Drummers of Burundi

The first gig of the day for me, will be the Drummers of Burundi out on the Open Air Stage at 1.15. I heard a little snatch of them sound checking earlier, and already I’m excited.

There is something about the massed sound of African drums which is somehow elemental, and these guys are the masters of the art. They fuse a variety of cultural references, from hip-hop to township dance incorporating on stage gymnastics and general tomfoolery.

It’s been about 25 years since this group were here, I imagine a few line up changes have taken place since then…


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