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, some rousing Scott Joplin. So, do play the following rag by Joplin, while you watch the action in negotiating the mountains shown in the above picture of Bujumbura and its famous hills, taken from my place.
I have started the video about half way through, where events become a bit exciting during the descent. The entire video (and descent) takes about 45 minutes. Many thanks to Tired of I.T. for this great video!
The video provides a quickie lesson in micro-marketing and person-transport into the capital from the highlands.
The music, which is the first link below, is derived from an original piano roll, and this is described here. The first sheet of Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag appears at the bottom of this page. Be sure to press the first (audio) link – and then the video, which follows.
Press here first, for the music >
Now press here, for the video >