Tales of Bells & Drums

This week we had musicians, singers and drummers from West Guinea, Rwanda and Burundi in our studio to talk about their event – Tales of Bells & Drums is an event organized by Ikirenga Cy’intore and in collaboration with Batimbo United and New Moon Ensemble.  Stories of their lives are told through dancing and drumming. We were treated to song and dance and WMPG Radio are excited to be supporting this event in September.

Saturday Sept 4, 2021 5.30 – 7.30pm at Merrill Auditorium. Tickets available from PortTix.

Link to a performance from Ikirenga Cy’intore at Deering High School

About the groups involved in Tales of Bells & Drums 

  • New Moon Ensemble –Guinea Style West African Dance & Drum
    • New Moon Ensemble members share a love for the music and dance of Guinea, West Africa – the accompanying traditions and the gift of intercultural exchange. Representing and embracing diverse ethnicities, building community and inspiring international study as well as collaboration through the healing power of music and dance.
  • Ikirenga Cy’intore
    • An organisation in Maine that portrays the beauty of Rwandan Culture, through traditional music
  • Batimbo United
    • A group of artists from Burundi who perform traditional drums and dances. We are located in Portland, Maine, and have members all around the United States.