the Central African Pygmies
by Ellipsis Arts.|
CD is packaged in a beautiful 64 page full color hard-cover
Filled with pictures, cultural information, poems, musical insight and
more! I am sad to say that the company that originally put
out is no longer in business and this project is out of print. We have
a few in stock and will offer it until it is no longer available.
18 tracks on the CD were recorded between the 50's and 90's by three
people, Colin Turnbull, Jean-Pierre Hallet, and Louis Sarno.
the Pygmies of the Ituri rainforest in Central Africa, music is as much
a part of their lives as waking, eating and breathing; their
vocal-based music resonating in exquisite harmony with the environment.
Through the eyes and ears of three extraordinary men, Echoes of the Forest
reveals an intimate portrait of perhaps the most musical people on
Turnbull's anthropological work in the late 50's and 60's
revolutionized Western thinking about Pygmy culture. His field notes
and recordings of Pygmy music are among the first and the finest.
Hallet grew up at the edge of the Ituri and befriended the Efe Pygmies
as a child. Through The Pygmy Fund, he has helped them stand firm
against forces encroaching upon their forest homeland.
Jersey native Louis Serno heard a Pygmy song on the radio and his life
changed forever. A one-way ticket took him to Central Africa where, ten
years later, he still lives and records. In his own words: "They wanted
to show me more than they usually show outsiders. In exchange, they
demanded I give my life...I think it is a fair exchange."