Royal Drummers of Burundi Visit Motherhouse
On Sunday, Nov. 26, the Royal Drummers of Burundi, an internationally known percussionist ensemble based in Dayton, Ohio, performed for Sisters and Associates at the Motherhouse. The ensemble uses drums made from hollowed tree trunks covered with animal skins. The performance of the Royal Drummers has been the same for centuries, and their techniques and traditions are passed down from father to son. Members of the ensemble take turns playing the Inkiranya (the central drum), dancing, resting and playing the other drums, rotating throughout the show. The group is internationally known and has collaborated with a number of top-name artists. Sunday’s performance at the Motherhouse was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all in attendance.