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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…
This morning I was awakened by Bébé-Cat gifting me with a little shrew that was dead. Not the most enjoyable way to start the day. However, this reminded me of a blog that I wrote a couple of years ago about rats … Continue reading
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
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
Intercropping in upland Burundi. Banana, manioc, maize, amaranth, etc, are regularly intercropped by smallholders. This is a traditional method of augmenting soil fertility and porosity, and of assuring seasonally appropriate crops. As well, problems of brief, radical climate shifts are … Continue reading