Africa Beats: Burundian singer Kidum performs his love-song Kichuna

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In the second of a series showcasing Africa’s musical talent, Kidum – one of Burundi’s biggest music stars – performs his love-song Kichuna.

The 37-year-old started out as a drummer in Burundi, working with several different bands before establishing his own. But he later left the country when war broke out.

He has been based in Kenya since 1995 but remains popular at home and has performed in Burundi many times since his first album – Yaramenje – was released in 2001.

He sings mainly in his mother tongue Kirundi and in Kiswahili.

He is currently working on his fifth album, which he hopes will continue to build his reputation with international audiences.

Video produced by Owain Rich.

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