Ruciteme Karyenda Culture de Buyenzi

Biography: Ruciteme Karyenda Culture de Buyenzi, founded in 1987, started with 27 members. The members range in age from 8 – 50.The group performs the Burundian dance which is an old, traditional dance and was usually played for Kings. The dance should bring people together and aims to bring happiness and peace into the nation. The group’s aim is to represent the Burundian culture in the national area as well as internationally. Ruciteme believe that traditional instruments, the Burundian drums, are a tremendous form of communication and a sign of national unity. The group wants to convey a positive message by sustaining the tradition of the community which was broken by the civil war crisis. The group have won different prizes in various regions and countries, for example the first place at the FESPAD Competition in Kigali and furthermore the first place at the Le Patrimoine Culturelle Immateriel de l’UNESCO in Paris in 2014.

Members: 19