back to
March Hare Music
We’ve updated our Terms of Use to reflect our new entity name and address. You can review the changes here.
We’ve updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Gati Bongo

by Orchéstre Baka Gbiné

  • Digital Album
    Streaming + Download

    get a free video of Nawa, live in the Cameroon rainforest, with every download.
    As well as their share of royalties, any amount you pay over £7.50 will all go to the Baka musicians.

    A new album, Kopolo, recorded in Feb 2012 will be released this year.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £7.50 GBP  or more

    You own this


Gati Bongo 04:00
Nawa 04:56 video
Bosenga 03:46
Sakwe 07:17
Hélène 04:28
Mbunja's Rap 07:32


Gati Bongo is the amazing and compelling debut album by Baka Gbiné, recorded live in the rainforest of Cameroon in 2004 and 2005. It comes as the result of regular visits to the Baka's homeland by British members of Afro-Celtic band Baka Beyond.
The album was recorded using a solar-powered mobile studio set up under a giant tree deep in the forest, and completed in England at Martin Cradick's studio in Bath.
Royalties earned by Baka Gbiné are channelled back to the Baka musicians and their communities through the UK based charity Global Music Exchange. This money has already enabled them to win land rights and recognition as Cameroonian citizens, as well as funding the building of a medical centre and a beautiful 'music house'. These positive steps help protect the Baka's forest environment and unique hunter-gatherer way of life.


released April 1, 2006

Pelembir Dieudonné: Lead & backing vocals, Mandolin (track 3).
Mbeh Prosper: Guitar, Bass (track 5), Lead vocals (track 8).
Mbossi Rene: Guitar.
Aloula Basil: Lead vocals (tracks 2,6,9)
Ndia Arbitre: Percussion.
Sangoweh Elvis: Percussion.
Loupé Prosper: Percussion.
Bounaka Theophile: Percussion.
Mbabelli Antoine: Percussion.
Seckou Keita: Djembe (track 4)
Martin Cradick: Mandolin (tracks 1,2,4,7,8), Guitar (tracks 3,5,6,8,9).
Sam Djengue: Bass (tracks 4,6,8,9)
Kibisingo Douglas: Bass (tracks 1,2,3,7)
Baka at Gbiné: Backing vocals.


all rights reserved



Orchéstre Baka Gbiné Moloundou, Cameroon

Orchéstre Baka Gbiné are Baka musicians from the Cameroon-Congo border, deep in the rainforest.

Using guitars, percussion, voices and dance they play modern songs heavily influenced by both their traditional music and the Congolese music they hear on the radio.

In 2004 & 2005 Martin Cradick of Baka Beyond set up a studio in the rainforest and recorded the album, Gati Bongo.
... more

contact / help

Contact Orchéstre Baka Gbiné

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account