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Archive for October, 2011

“Unexplored Spaces”

Posted by imagineburundi on October 24, 2011

“Unexplored Spaces” is the title of this week’s online episode, now available in the Archive. We asked our listeners to get creative to write about an abandoned mansion that sits on one of the major roads of Bujumbura. The mansion has been condemned and derelict for ages but what’s the story behind it? That’s what we asked our listeners to come up with, and we recorded some of the best entries. Listen closely to how they use the mansion as a metaphor to discuss critical issues for life in Burundi.

A couple photos of the mansion:

Abandoned mansion in Kiriri

Abandoned mansion in Kiriri - back


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Photos From The Kigali Visit

Posted by imagineburundi on October 22, 2011

October 22, 2011

Our local broadcast last week started a two-part story on Amina Nshimirimana’s trip to Kigali and we conclude that story on this week’s show. It was a special journey for Amina: she was visiting a place outside Burundi for the first time in her adult life, and she was also revisiting her birthplace for the first time in over 20 years. Here are some snaps from that trip.

Amina at Sioni station in Bujumbura.

At the Sioni Bus Station in Bujumbura, waiting for the bus.

Amina boarding bus.

Boarding the bus, just before crossing into Rwanda.

Amina under Rwandan flag at border.

Amina under the Rwandan flag at the border.

Amina at Amahoro Stadium

At Amahoro Stadium in Kigali.

Fan in Nyamirambo market

A fan in Nyamirambo market!

Amina in Nyamirambo.

Finally, Amina arrives in Nyamirambo, the place where she was born and she is warmly greeted by a resident.

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Email Addresses Repaired

Posted by imagineburundi on October 18, 2011

October 18, 2011

Our email addresses are now working again. Send us your questions or thoughts to

The clips for Episode 6 are now in the Archive! That episode was a live broadcast hosted by Seth. Seth invited on two guests who are Kenyans living in Burundi. Together, they discussed some of the particular features and differences of life in Burundi compared to life in Kenya.

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New in the Archive: Our First Holiday Special

Posted by imagineburundi on October 9, 2011

October 9, 2011

The fifth episode of our show fell on December 25, 2011, so we decided to record our first special episode, a Holiday Special. We collected different stories from different cultures on the theme of gift-giving. It’s one of our early favorites, a show where we really hit our objective of getting different voices on the show, sharing perspectives and learning more about life in Burundi and the experiences of people who live there. It’s also one of those critical moments where we sort of realized people might actually want to listen in so we started to place more emphasis on our production value by doing things like recording in quiet(er) spaces. Clips of this episode are now available in the Archive page, including an original song by the Burundian singer, Albert Kulu.

Also, we just wanted to mention that we had an explosion of caller participation during our live show yesterday! Seth ended up on permanent text-message response duty and our technicians had to juggle the incoming calls. It was quite amazing. Thank you to our listeners who are tuning in and enriching our show!

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