Batimbo, a drummers ensemble from Burundi in East Africa, stopped by Asheville’s weekly drum circle on Friday, July 29 — which, because it was Bele Chere weekend, was being held on Lexington Avenue.
Batimbo traveled 7,000 miles to be part of Folkmoot, now in its 28th year. “Their performance has elicited standing ovations throughout Western North Carolina. The drummers sing and play drums carved from tree trunks carried on top of their heads, each weighing up to 70 kilos (about 150 pounds). They are simply amazing,” according to Folkmoot USA Executive Director Karen Babcock.
The video is by kinetic08.