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BURUNDI, Gishora : Drummers from the Gishora drumming group perform in Gishora on March 14, 2015. The group’s leader, Anthime Baranshakaje used to perform for Burundi’s King Mwambutsa. The tradtion is being kept alive as the group now perform internationally and for dignitaries and Burundi’s President. Burundi’s royal drum was late last year given Intangible Cultural Heritage staus by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza