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The President of the Republic made a spectacular gesture in the cultural sector


Jan 24, 2022

BUJUMBURA January 21st (ABP) – The President of the Republic Evariste Ndayishimiye made an extraordinary gesture by dressing in the uniform of Burundian drummers and beating the drums to the rhythm of the song “URUHARAMBA” which he sang himself.

It was Wednesday January 18, 2022 in Gitega in Giheta commune at the Gishora drum sanctuary when the presidential couple visited that tourist site. The visit to Gishora is part of the tourist journey that the Head of State had undertaken since the beginning of this current year where many tourist sites were visited.

On that occasion, the President of the Republic Evariste Ndayishimiye and his wife first made a guided tour by the guardian of that sanctuary. Mr. Oscar Nshimirimana, successor to the late Antime Baranshakaje, explained to the presidential couple the role of each part of the royal enclosure, namely the large courtyard (Intangaro), the backyard, the royal hut and the huts adjacent.

Mr. Nshimirimana said that the Gishora sanctuary, which houses the 119-year-old Ruciteme and Murimirwa drums, served as the Royal Palace and place of refuge for King Mwezi Gisabo when the resistance to the German invasion was organized.

In that royal enclosure is also the tomb of Queen Inarukundo under a tree which bears the name of Inkenga, there is also the tree which is used in the manufacture of the drum (Umuvugangoma) and the one from which the clothes were made, known as “Umumanda”, he said.