Choral performance and clay pot tapping performance of the Twa refugee community of Katanning

Item

Title

Choral performance and clay pot tapping performance of the Twa refugee community of Katanning

Creator

Burundi Band and Peace Choir, recorded by David Maurice Smith

Date

January 2013

Identifier

OH4153/1

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 record comprises:- sound recordings of performances of the TWA community choir and women community members playing clay pot musical instruments.

Format

1 audio file : digital, WAV

Type

Sound file

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