Burundi is a small country in East Africa that covers about 28,000 km² with an estimated population of almost 8.7 million. Although the country is landlocked, much of the southwestern border is adjacent to Lake Tanganyika. Burundi is one of the ten poorest countries in the world and it has the lowest per capita GDP of any nation in the world. The country's economy has been shattered largely due to civil wars, corruption, effect of HIV and AIDS as well as poor access to education. Cobalt and copper are among the nation's natural resources. Burundi is not different from any other young nation and jealously keeps all the elements that constitute its very rich culture: dances, musical rhythms, handicrafts. Its aim is to ensure the transmission of the inheritance from the forefathers and ancestors evidenced by belongings and objects they liked, they dances they composed.
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