Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
250 Bedford Park Blvd, New York, NY 10458
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The Ultimate African Drum Experience 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. The New York Times says "a constant parade of players improvised on the central drum, dancing to the rhythms, leaping or twirling drumsticks in the air or around their necks. It was all 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."

Visit the Royal Drummers and Dancers of Burundi website:

http://lehmancenter.org/shows/62_Burundi.html