Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa. Burundi's capital is Bujumbura. The country is a mixture of soaring mountains, languid lakeside communities and a tragic past blighted by ethnic conflict. It possesses all the elements of a young nation with ancient traditions that constitute its very rich culture: art, dance, music, and handicrafts. Its aim is to ensure the transmission of the cultural inheritance from the forefathers and ancestors evidenced by belongings and objects they revered and favoured, the dances and rhythmic music they composed.