07 November 2008

Music of and inspired by Central African pygmies

Tomorrow, the great Afro-Celtic group Baka Beyond will perform here in Olympia (see calendar), and we took the opportunity to explore the Afro side of their musical inspiration, the magical songs of Central Africa's pygmies. Other groups have also been influenced by the sounds of the Baka / Ba-Benjelle pygmies, and we listened to some of those as well as new releases and an Obama praise song in the second hour of the show.Baka Beyond on SoundRoots.org

Spin The Globe playlist for 7 November 2008, as heard on radio KAOS
Music of and inspired by Central African pygmies

Artist - Song - Album
hour 1
Baka Beyond - Lupe - The Meeting Pool
BaAka - Makala - Worlds of Music
Aka Pygmies - Anduwa - Aka Pygmy music – Central African Republic
Aka Pygmies - Balibo Sasasa - Aka Pygmy music – CAR
Aka Pygmies - Nzombi - Aka Pygmy music – CAR
Sally Nyolo - Shana - Tribu
Manuel Wandji - Pygmy Stories - Planet Groove
Orchestre Baka Gbine - Mbunja’s Rap - Gati Bongo
Baka Forest People - Water Drums - The Big Bang
Deep Forest - Hunting - Deep Forest
Deep Forest - Deep Forest - Deep Forest
Zap Mama - Locklat Africa - Sabsylma
Ba-Benzele Pygmies - Hindewhu (whistle) solo - Anthology of World Music: The Ba-Benzele Pygmies
Francis Bebey - Pygmy Divorce - The Rough Guide to Yodel
Ba-Benjelle Pygmies - Family Evening Song - Song from the Forest

hour 2
Samba Mapangala - Obama ubarikiwe / Obama Be Blessed - single
Baka Beyond - Awaya Baka - East to West
Bat Makumba - Vai Explodir - Boteco
Zuco 103 - Fulero - After the Carnaval
Lani Singers - Waiyaowa - Ninalik Ndawi
Neco Novellas - Vermelha - New Dawn / Ku Khata
Mahsa & Marjan Vahdat - Mystery - I Am Eve
Toumani Diabate - Aminata Santoro - Djelka
Soweto Gospel Choir - Seteng Sediba - Live at the Nelson Mandela Theater
Ozomatli - Love and Hope - Street Signs
Cordero - La Yegua - De Donde Eres
Baka Beyond - Boulez Boulez - Baka Beyond live on Spin The Globe, 2005

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