These ladies are headed to the local market.
These bicyclists were all hitching a ride up the hill on the back of the truck.
We arrived at the historical site of the sanctuary of the sacred drums.
This man was our guide who explained the history behind the sacred drums. He is 92 years old, and since the average life expectancy here is 55, that makes him ancient!
When the cows died, their skins were turned into drums. The skin of the male cow became the sacred drum called Ruciteme and the skin of the female became the sacred drum named Murimirwa. They are preserved here in this drum sanctuary in Gitega.
Here I am with the 2 historical drums.
And now, for your viewing pleasure, The Royal Burundi Drummers! They put on quite a show. They dance and jump, all the while playing their drums. There are 17 of them who perform at the same time.