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Yelli (Singing to the Forest) EP

by Orchéstre Baka Gbiné

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Includes download of HD mp4 film of Cameroon Memories

3 tracks based on the Baka women's "Yelli" singing. Traditionally sung to the forest at night to charm the forest animals and have a successful hunt.
For more info about yelli watch Martin's podcast at youtu.be/WnFJ36P0G9Q

Yelli (Baka Women Yodellers) was recorded with a multitrack in 2008
Yelli Dance was filmed by Martin Cradick in Cameroon in 2011 and the soundtrack created from several of his field recordings.
Cameroon Memories was recorded as a soundtrack to a short film which is included in the download.

At least 60% of all sales revenue will go to the Baka women via globalmusicexchange.org

In loving memory of Loni 1953-2018

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released February 23, 2024

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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.
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