1. Magnetic Ash

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    Music courtesy of Louis Sarno + the Bayaka of the CAR Maida Vale 2014

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    • Inside Sound

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      Inside Sound was a special event, jointly curated by Sound and Music’s ‘Embedded’ composer-in-residence Nathaniel Mann and ethnomusicologist Dr. Noel Lobley. ‘Inside Sound’ transformed the Museum into a listening gallery using surround speakers to engulfed the space in the sounds of a Central African rainforest. Pre-programmed iPads provided interactive portals into the museum's sound and image archives. Renowned musician David Rothenberg used his array of wind instruments to provide a roaming response to this soundscape. Inside Sound was a collaboration between OCM and the Pitt Rivers Museum. It took place on 22 November, 2013 and nearly 2200 people visited the museum to experience the event. nathanielmann.co.uk davidrothenberg.wordpress.com www.ocmevents.org www.prm.ox.ac.uk pittriversmann.blogspot.co.uk

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      • Bayaka women water drumming

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        Bayaka women can coax both rhythm and melody from the surface of a river. Here three women are seen water drumming.

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        • Bayaka net hunting

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          Bayaka men and women still hunt using hand-made nets. In this video clip, a Bayaka women is walking through the forest carrying a net and searching for game. Some of the sounds and signals used by hunters to communicate with each other can be heard.

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          • Bayaka children playing geedal

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            The geedal is a beautiful Bayaka stringed instrument. The bow harp has six, or sometimes seven, strings, and can be played solo, accompanied by song, or as part of a full sound with percussion and dancing. In this video clip a young child is learning to play the instrument.

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            • Bayaka boyobi music and dance (2)

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              Boyobi is a Bayaka ceremony to bless forthcoming net hunting. Choirs of women, men and children sing intricate interlocking webs of polyphonic sound to entice the bobé spirits out of the forest and bless the hunt with symbolic spit. Bobé spirits can take on many different forest forms, and speak in distinctive falsetto voices.

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              • Bayaka boyobi music and dance (1)

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                Boyobi is a Bayaka ceremony to bless forthcoming net hunting. Choirs of women, men and children sing intricate interlocking webs of polyphonic sound to entice the bobé spirits out of the forest and bless the hunt with symbolic spit. Bobé spirits can take on many different forest forms, and speak in distinctive falsetto voices.

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                • Women’s lingboku songs

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                  Louis Sarno talks about Bayaka women’s lingboku songs. Lingboku are celebrations of female power and sexuality and often mock male weakness and impotence. The lingboku songs have their own female spirit, which can be heard rather than seen. Bayaka men often resist these songs and attempt to strike up other songs, but the women prevail.

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