1. 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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              • Bayaka tug rope songs

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                Louis Sarno talks about Bayaka tug rope games and song. Listening back to one of his field recordings, Louis describes how an entire community might join in with a tug rope game and sing songs, and…

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                • Recording in the rainforests of the Central African Republic

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                  Louis Sarno talks about first time that Bayaka men took him into the rainforests in 1987 to record performances of many of their different songs, including gano (sung fables) and so. Louis, recalling…

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