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The Burundian drum is at a crossroads between heritage and commodification

Mbonyingingo, Audace, Birantamije, Gérard and Ntiranyibagira, Constantin (2020) The Burundian drum is at a crossroads between heritage and commodification. Africa at LSE (22 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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Recent legislation challenges Burundian drums and drumming as a heritage passed down by generations. Restrictions on the who and how of playing these instruments attempts to create a commodity out of a performance with national importance. Instead, people should resist these measures and use drum performances to propagate the country’s cultural richness, showcasing it as an inclusive practice valuable to world heritage.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
K Law > K Law (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2020 14:09
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:43

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