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Nonesuch Explorer Series / Burundi: Music From the Hearta
Album:Burundi: Music From the Hearta Collection:World
Artist:Nonesuch Explorer Series Added:09/2003
Label:Nonesuch Records 

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Add Date:2004-02-09 Pull Date:2004-04-12 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:28 Mar29 Feb22 Feb
Airplays:111

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 27, 2015:Plumbotectonics
Bernadette
4.Oct 02, 2009:Mittens & Scarves
Bees
2.Nov 08, 2014:Music Casserole
Warriors of the Drum
5.Mar 23, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
Bees
3.Oct 16, 2009:Mittens & Scarves
Yes, I Love Micombero
6.Feb 25, 2004:press and release
Yes, I Love Micombero

Album Review
Decca
Reviewed 2004-02-03 
BURUNDI: MUSIC FROM THE HEART OF AFRICA
Originally released in 1974, this CD displays the musical heritage of Burundi. Tracks include use of flutes, drums, ikembe (like an mbira), indingiti (a type of fiddle), inaga (zither), and umuduli (a stick-zither), and vocals. Informative notes help explain the tracks, and the often tragic history of Burundi.

1. Midtempo song in praise of President Micombero.
2. Catchy, midtempo about various girls…and the Catholic clergy.
**3. This inaga & vocal duet sounds like jazz. It’s very cool.
4. Instrumental for flutes. Two songs, both bright & charming.
*5. Indingiti solo. An unusual sound, staccato & almost atonal.
6. Another song of presidential praise. Midtempo, nice vox.
7. Percussion-driven improv tune about girls.
*8. Cool vocals w/breathy accents. Inaga. Midtempo.
**9. Instrumental for 17-drummers. Spoken word intro. Wow.
10. A happy vocal/ikembe duet.
11. Indingiti/vocal duet. Bright w/a nice repetitiveness to it.
12. Perc/flutes/vox/chorus. Midtempo w/a good live feel.
1/2004

Track Listing
1.Yes, I Love Micombero 7.Bernadette Ii
2.Bernadette 8.Take Me Back to Mabayi
3.Bees 9.Warriors of the Drum
4.Shepherd's Flute 10.Master Alois
5.Walking Tune 11.Walking Troubadour
6.Hail to Micombero 12.Praise for Micombero