Considered one of the best percussion ensemble on the planet, The masters drummers from Burundi's performance is as much about the spectacle as it is about music. Full of energy, grace and pure athletism, the 12-strong troupe , traditionally dressed in colorful robes, hammer out compelling rhythms and complex syncopations whilst leaping, dancing, singing or even fighting imaginary foes over their drums. During the perfomance the drummers rotate, playing different instruments and creating a mesmering and continious stream of music, rhythm and dance. In Burundi the privilege of playing drumms was handed from father to son for generations, but today we are giving drumming lessons here in Houston, Texas.
Intore dancers have gained a worldwide status of fame and have become an indispensable part of the african cultural and traditional ballet.The Intore dancers move sideways combining difficult choreography and grace with a raw aggressiveness in their expressions. At one point, the dancers stop, with stretched arms and give out blood-curdling battle cries.This form of traditional Rwanda and Burundi ballet is one of the ancient forms of dancing in Africa. The Intore dancing is also known as “ Warriors Dancing"
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