Burundi Band and Peace Choir, members of the Twa community, pose near the old train station, Katanning

Item

Title

Burundi Band and Peace Choir, members of the Twa community, pose near the old train station, Katanning

Creator

Smith, David Maurice

Date

2013

Identifier

BA2622/20

Spatial Coverage

Katanning, WA

Rights

For personal use only. To publish or display, contact the State Library of Western Australia.

Source

Description


The Twa people are a small ethnic group originally from Burundi who fled their homeland in the 1990s because of ethnic persecution. They lived in refugee camps in Tanzania for many years before being relocated to Australia as refugees. They have settled in Katanning to create a new life for themselves. A large part of their culture revolves around music and singing and they have formed the Burundi Band and Peace Choir. They are Christians and use the space at the local church and the old railway station to gather and perform, worship and practice. This selection of photographs shows individuals, family and community groups in and around their homes, at church, at the local pool, in town, rehearsing and performing.

Format

1 image file : digital, colour, TIFF

Publisher

State Library of Western Australia

Type

Still image

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