January 16, 2012

Cameroon Baka Pygmy Music - Various [1977]

Pejorative sobriquet notwithstanding, an entrancing polyphonic delight: work song, dance, lullaby and tunes whereby to potter around hut, hearth and rainforest. Dense, cyclical contrapuntal communal vocalising. Almost casually adept. Gamelan-like, sense a never quite revealed super-pattern shrouded in amaranthine repetition.

(Smile on Holy Warbles' tireless ethnomusicology)

Oddi wrth y brawd

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