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Baka Pygmy Music 

Highly inventive and constantly changing, the vocal polyphony and the polyrhythmic sounds of hands and drums are prodigious achievements which astonish modern composers. 

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The art of the Pygmies is fascinating for its ingenuity on all occasions, even when children play in the river and clap their hands rhythmically on the surface of the water.

 

Recorded in 1975

Text by Simha AROM and Patrick RENAUD

 

 

TRACKS

 

1. Music for the Buma dance

4:49

2. Hut song

4:52

3. Orycterope & Pangolin/sung–fable

4:04

4. Song for gathering mushrooms

2:40

5. Song to attract game

2:29

6. Music for the Nanga dance

4:45

7. Lullaby

4:49

8. The "Water Drum"

4:17

9. The humming of the bees

7:47

10. Music for the Buma dance

6:22

 

Total duration:

 

47:26

 

AUVIDIS/UNESCO

D8029 (Reissue)

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