An ethnomusicology research recently made by INSTITUT DE MUSICOLOGIE DE GITEGA (Burundi) has just discovered that the Burundian Traditional Royal Drums Art contains a hidden treasurer of all different African, African-American and West Indian musical rhythms.
Listed in 2015 by UNESCO as “A WORLD HERITAGE”, the Burundian Traditional Royal Drums Art was immediately chosen by Institut de Musicologie de Gitega in Burundi as a cultural target on which a research was conducted aiming at studying and detecting its various rhythms being a unique Art in the whole world.
Results prove now that most of rhythms associated with African music styles (as Soukouss, Kizomba, Mapouka, Makossa, Apala, Highlife, Hip-Hop, Rumba, Afro-Soul, Afro-Beat, etc) as well as African-American styles (such as Soul, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Reggaeton, Rock, etc) and West Indian styles (such as Zouk, Reggae, Brazilian Samba, Mento, Calypso, etc) ARE ALL FOUND FULLY RANKED, sometimes separately or combined and linked, or duplicate and surprisingly tied up in the Burundian Traditional Royal Drums Symphony. More other unknown and unexploited rhythms have also been discovered there and will soon be developed to enrich the World Music repertoires.
Therefore, the Department of Ethnomusicology Research at INSTITUT DE MUSICOLOGIE DE GITEGA is launching a special Research Program which any interested specialists willing to participate and cooperate may join in order to conduct together an in-depth research on all these new unknown rhythms that will allow a production soon of new music albums accompanied by the symphony of the Burundian Traditional Royal Drums Art along with a musical arrangement of modern music.
If interested, please, contact us:
INSTITUT DE MUSICOLOGIE DE GITEGA
B.P. 197 Gitega, Burundi
Tel : +257 79 877 097 ou +257 77 758 123
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