Thursday, August 16, 2007

Forest People/Pygmy recording session

A rain forest recording session for an ensemble of the Baka (Baaka) Forest People (Pygmy) ensemble, recorded on site by musician and Baka advocate Martin Cradick. You can view their main website here, which includes links to recordings for download and purchase, plus video clips. In the video one can see the coolest microphone stands ever in teh history of recording ((made from twigs and branches), plus sweet guitar work. The music retains some Baka elements, but is heavily influenced by Congolese popular music (e.g., rumba, soukous).

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