The Pygmies of Cameroon

Africa is an entire musical universe, and I could show you stuff for hours. But some of the most beautiful and emotionally affecting singing I know of comes fro the B’aka Pygmies of Cameroon, who yodel polyrhythmic songs of love and respect for the forest that gives them life:

DAKAR (AlertNet) – An increase in sea level and a drop in the quantity of rainfall linked to climate change could destroy Cameroon’s biodiversity, disrupt businesses and uproot hundreds of thousands of people in the west-central African nation, Cameroon Tribune newspaper reported on Thursday.


A more in-depth feature on Cameroon’s music will appear in the months to come.

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