Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Drummers of Burundi|
Live at Real World
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
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Powerful, delightful, and brief
Rob Lightner | 07/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Remember the polyrhythmic big beat of Adam and the Ants? Here's the people they ripped off in a thirty-minute performance that blows the white sox off of Adam's boys. Strong, well-coordinated drumming punctuated with occasional yells is all you'll get and all you'll want from this ensemble. No background music, this commands your full attention as it guides you into a too-short trance. The Drummers of Burundi will change the way you hear music."
cibare | Dublin | 06/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have not heard the CD, but I am Burundian and I have experienced Drumming both as a player and as a spectator. The best way to appreciate them must be live and visual, or if you cannot see them in the rare concerts, buy the CD and play it at maximal volume on a good sound system. It is thunderous like a polyrithmic waterfall!!!! One important thing to remember is that Burundian drumming or INGOMA as it is known is sacred. It is played at important national events, In the pre-colonial past it was the symbol of royal authority"
The truth (no, really)
D. Whitney Quinn | lost angeles | 01/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"do yourself a favor...actually two favors. disregard the negative reviews completely - and buy this cd. i have had this in my collection for years and keep coming back to it.first, it is not monorhythmic or monotonous. there are about 40 variations in the polyrhythms - if you listen. the energy - holy moly...is like a slow, roiling tidal wave. this is where bo diddley/the meters/neville brothers got their sound - the original source - the deep africa motherlode of polyrhythmic trance music. the recording is fine - certainly much better than a typical field recording.play it LOUD. it is so mind-altering that if the government knew about it, they would have to declare it a controlled substance, available by prescription only."