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Aka Pygmies


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Central African Republic

The Aka Pygmies are one of three groups of Pygmies inhabiting the Central African Republic. Formerly living a completely nomadic lifestyle, they now only inhabit the equatorial forest during the rainy season, which is approximately half the year. As with all other traditional groups of Africa, music is intimately bound up with all aspects and activities of life.

Their complex has been studied by various ethnomusicologists. Simha Arom has made historical field recordings of some of their repertoire. Mauro Campagnoli studied their musical instruments in depth, comparing them to neighbouring Pygmy groups such as the Baka Pygmies).

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  • Grade-A_aspie

    This stuff is seriously gorgeous. It's music in it's purest form. No western filtration, only the essence of emotion and spirit.

    30 Mar 2013 Reply
  • selcukalhan

    do not underestimate their music. best melodies of the world.

    4 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Adjar-one

    Hahahaha thats pretty funny :)

    28 Sep 2010 Reply
  • shinoque

    OMG, who tagged the Aka Pygmies' music as avant-garde? It really doesn't make any sense at all!!

    18 Feb 2008 Reply
  • LuigiNono

    Really cool stuff. :)

    17 Apr 2007 Reply

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