ET CHANTS POLYPHONIQUES DE LA SYLVE
The Aka Pygmies love dancing and singing:
they hold rituals when they return from hunting, before collecting
honey, at funerals, initiation ceremonies, during festivities, while
putting a child to sleep...
The Aka Pygmies sing a complicated
polyphonic song which they learn at a very young age. During group
celebrations we can't dissociate their singing from their dancing. They
also play a certain number of musical instruments, either belonging to
them or which they've integrated whilst in contact with the villagers,
also known as the 'Grand Noirs'.
The polyphonic songs on this disc were
recorded during a celebration. This is a beautiful and clear recording
of their music. Imported and hard to find!