RUMOR: Burudika Band at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Set to End on October 13th

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The ever popular Burudika Band that performs in Harambe Village at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is set to end onf October 13, 2019. Accoridng to Safari Mike on Twitter, Burudika Band will be ending after the 6:30pm show on October 13.

Here’s how Disney describes the show:

Clap to the beat when you hear the joyous sound of Burudika in the air. This exuberant band will have you singing along to their tunes. Then, get ready to dance along as the performers show you some moves.
“Burudika” is Swahili for “to be refreshed”—so go ahead and refresh yourself!

Schedule for the last performance day of Sunday, October 13 should be 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:30 PM, and 6:30 PM.

Stay tuned to WDWNT for updates on this story and many more.

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Cindy
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Cindy

This makes me very very sad! My daughter an I spend 6 months a year 3 miles from Animal Kingdom and watch this band and their dancers 5 days a week. To make matters worse we won’t be down there until the weekend after their last performance.
STUPID DECISION DISNEY!!

Dianna Shaw
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Dianna Shaw

SO disappointed this is among the interactive/entertainment cuts. Burudika Band was always a highlight of our visits to AK, always giving us a smile and a chance to celebrate as a family and as part of a larger community of diverse people enjoying Disney World together.

Keith
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Keith

Agree….they were a great show and will be missed. But please don’t ruin any integrity of your post by using inane terms like “diversity”

Maria Bonde
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Maria Bonde

Agreed. Identity politics ruins everything! I go to Disney to escape that banal nonsense.

Tori
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Tori

Oh god SHUT up. You’re so terrified of the word diversity? How childish.

justhappy2behere
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justhappy2behere

Maria and Keith, y’all are messed up.

SJames
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SJames

I have my own theory: Disney makes all these entertainment cuts right before WDW 50th anniversary in 2021, just so they can bring them back as part of the “50 new offerings for the 50th” ?! Sort-of like, a store marking merchandise up, just to mark it down and call it a “sale?” !! Here’s hoping…

Elise Curran
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Elise Curran

As a former Dak cast member who often danced to the music of Burudika in the hot summer sun for an hour or two with the guests, I have to say I really don’t understand this decision by Disney. This band was a Disney and family favorite attraction in harambe village, and they were always full of energy and the spirit of Africa. What a shame!

Stephanie
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Stephanie

Burudika is the only thing that got me through long shifts at the restaurants. Dancing with my fellow cast members and all the memories made. when my family came to visit, I made them watch burudika cause it was my favorite part about working in Africa. I will literally fight to keep them. They are too amazing!

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Ben Franklin Quote Generator

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes, and Bob Chapek cutting entertainment budgets.

— Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 1789

Robbo
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Robbo

You’d think they were going bust with all the cuts, what do you reckon they still announce record profits at the end of it?

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A guest

Okay, this s**** is getting to be annoying now. One show, whatever. Another smaller thing that happens to coincide with construction, I can dismiss. Now this is very evident it’s just cutting personnel costs because keeping people employed simply costs more than another awful spinner ride. I think we should have a full list of all the live personelle cuts (remember things like within the Muppets 3D show too-I’m talking allll the things that add up here) LISTEN UP C-SUITE: we don’t want more half-assed “attractions.” We come here because it ISN’T the amusement park we all have in our… Read more »

Devin
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Devin

Please Save this show. It is really great the music gives such a feeling of being in a real African village. Also all the little ones in my family really loves dancing around. They even return to school with the knowledge of being able to say they learned a little of the language. Please reconsider