Tuesday, May 24, 2011

AKAYAZWE & URUGANGAZI - Dance & Percussions

A Film by Rina Sherman

Outdoors in a medieval setting, two groups of musicians from Africa, AKAYAZWE - Drums of Burundi and URUGANGAZI - Dancers, Singers and percussion of Rwanda transgress space and time in a magical moment of dance and percussion.

On the prairie of Saint Jean du Grais, an old priory of the twelfth century, lost in the Touraine countryside, AKAYAZWE, the Drummers of Burundi give their all, singing and beating on huge wooden drums.

They are followed by URUGANGAZI, dancers, singers and drummers of Rwanda.
Dances of men, women, warriors, singers and drummers follow each other, leaving their shadows to burst on the walls soon to be milenary.

Vidéo HD, 52, 2011, Production : ACA LTFA & L'association St-Jean du Grais - Carrefour des Cultures. Distribution : Label K

Rina Sherman