Category Archives: Africa-Central

The Dry Season in Burundi – Time to Celebrate! III of III (Urban Elite Marriages)

Originally posted on DIANABUJA'S BLOG: Africa, The Middle East, Agriculture, History and Culture:
Revised 25 July 2014 Weddings for the wealthy (or aspiring wealthy) here in Burundi can be extremely elaborate.  If at all possible, the family will rent…

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The Dry Season in Burundi – Time to Celebrate! I of III (The Poor)

Originally posted on DIANABUJA'S BLOG: Africa, The Middle East, Agriculture, History and Culture:
Image via Wikipedia Recipe at the end of this blot > sautéed Ndagala (whitebait) in tomato sauce. July and August are the months of engagements and…

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Traditional Musical Instruments and Ankole Cattle in Burundi

Traditional musical instruments, aside from the drum, are difficult to come by and so I was quite pleased when I was recently given an nzamba, which is a flute made of the horn of an Ankole cow – The horn-flute was … Continue reading

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Music to Bike By – The Hills of Burundi

The best music to accompany the following video of a descent (by bike) from the highlands of Burundi into the capital of Bujumbura on Lake Tanganyika – a drop of some 30 kilometers and 1400 meters – is, in my opinion, … Continue reading

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Christmas Celebrations at the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika

A litle over a week ago I put up a blog on Christmas celebrations, village style: Christmas in Burundi: Celebrations in the Nearby Village of Kajaga-Kinyinya Now, here is how the ‘better off’ celebrate Christmas cuisine: Reposted 27 Dec. 2013> Chef Richard … Continue reading

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Wild Rice, Salt, and Navigation on Lake Tanganyika: 19th Century and Now

The first settlers and explorers in Burundi were from Germany.  Their initial port on Lake Tanganyika was established at Kajaga – which is close to where we live and where the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika is now located on the northern shores … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies – On Friday!!

Have a wonderful weekend – we are, here by the Lake!!

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