BURUNDI BEAT

Latest update on 03/04/2008

Artist: Royal Drummers Of Burundi
Author: Ingoma tribe
Label: Ocora
Year: 1967

25 drummers of the Tutsi king, recorded by Belgian Michel Vuylsteke, bypassing all rightful royalty matters. On lp Musique du Burundi.

Covers:

1971:

Burundi Black Authority [as Burundi Black hit UK; same recording as the original with additional orchestration by Mike Stephenson; club hit in '81 reworked by Visage's Rusty Egan]

1975:

Joni Mitchell [in Jungle Line using the same original warrior drums of Burundi]

1980:

Bow Wow Wow [drums in C30-C60-C90]

1980:

Adam & The Ants [all of their initial hits were based upon this rhythm]

1981:

Echo & The Bunnymen [in All My Colours (Zimbo)]

1987:

Def Leppard [in Rocket on Hysteria]

2001:

Manu Chao [underlying sample, slightly speeded up in Merry Blues; credits he used: 'Identificación de la emisora Community Voice Of Soweto, utilizado con permiso de Radio Josie FM']

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