Cry Like a Boy
Cry Like a Boy
Oct 22, 2020
The Abatangamuco in Burundi: The Theater
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More than 10 years ago, Innocent was a violent husband who splurged all his family's wealth on his 27 lovers. That was before he met a group that has led thousands of men in Burundi to rethink their behaviour. In this episode, Burundi-based journalist Clarisse Shaka delves into the world of the Abatangamuco, which means “those who shine light” in Kirundi. Part 1 of 2.

Hosted by Danielle Olivario; with original reporting and editing by Clarisse Shaka and Fabrice Nzohabonayo in Gitega, Burundi; Naira Davlashyan, Marta Rodriguez Martinez and Lillo Montalto Monella in Lyon, and Lory Martinez in Paris, France. Production Design by Studio Ochenta. Music by Yves Kami, Theme music by Gabriel Dalmasso.  

This episode features extracts from Friends (1994-2004), Goldfinger (1964), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951).

Gary Barker is CEO and founder of Promundo, a global NGO promoting gender equality. You can learn more at

In this episode we used music by Yves Kami, a Burundian artist. You can check out his work at

Like this episode? Share your thoughts on how you have challenged your view on what it means to be a man with Euronews using the hashtag #CryLikeaBoy. And if you’re a French speaker, this podcast is also available in French: Dans la Tête des Hommes. 

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