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

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-02-09 Pull Date: 2004-04-12 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Mar 28 Feb 29 Feb 22
Airplays: 1 1 1

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

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-02-03
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.

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