Burundi is located in Africa south of the equator. It is bounded on the north by Rwanda, on the east and south by Tanzania and on the west by the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire) along the depression of Lake Tanganyika and Kivu that connects the Rusizi River. The country stretches over 27.834 Km 2. It is at 1.100Km from the Indian Ocean, at 1900Km from the Atlantic Ocean and at 2.300Km from the Red Sea.READ MOREBURUNDI IN VIDEO
The warriors of Umwami (King) of ancient Burundi did not always have the same name; those of the first army set up in the country to defend the king against the internal rebellions or the external attacks were called ‘Intore’. Others were called ‘Ibirima’, ‘Amasuka’, ‘Abadasigana’, etc. according the symbolic representation of the valor or boldness of the warriors..LEARN MORE
The ingoma is a drum covered with a membrane of animal skin. The top of the drum is always broader than the bottom. The ingoma is usually cylindrical in form, tapering only in the lower section of the instrument, although the drum shell can also taper gradually over its entire length. Making an ingoma is a long and delicate process and is therefore entrusted to specialised drum makers, assisted by a woodworker who prepares the hide.Learn More
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