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Burundi, Land of Rhythm

This title is a part of the series GEOlino

Catalogue Number:  A259-S03-06
Producer:  CinéFête
Producers:  Arte GEIE, Medien Kontor Movie GMBH, Geolino
Subject:  Music, Sociology, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Copyright Year:  2011
Running Time:  13:00

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Many young men of Burundi turned an old tradition into an occupation: they are "Batimbos", drummers. Their huge drums are carried traditionally on the head. Following the rhythm of the drums the young men jump into the air and perform acrobatic tricks according to a set choreography.

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