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Mbuti Pygmies of the Ituri Rainforest

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All Music Guide - Ted Greenwald
Colin Turnbull's and Francis S. Chapman's late-'50s field recordings are among the most captivating examples of traditional pygmy music. Folkways released two LPs of them, one devoted entirely to the Mbuti pygmies, the other giving a side apiece to the forest people and their villager neighbors. This CD collects all of the pygmy material from the earlier two volumes -- too much for one sitting, perhaps -- and presents them in pristine re-mastered form. The disc begins in a Mbuti camp where small groups sing rounds and play home-made flutes; moves to a Bantu village for raucous ritual observances; and then returns to the forest for private meditations on musical bow a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ted Greenwald
Colin Turnbull's and Francis S. Chapman's late-'50s field recordings are among the most captivating examples of traditional pygmy music. Folkways released two LPs of them, one devoted entirely to the Mbuti pygmies, the other giving a side apiece to the forest people and their villager neighbors. This CD collects all of the pygmy material from the earlier two volumes -- too much for one sitting, perhaps -- and presents them in pristine re-mastered form. The disc begins in a Mbuti camp where small groups sing rounds and play home-made flutes; moves to a Bantu village for raucous ritual observances; and then returns to the forest for private meditations on musical bow a hunting bow plucked and held to the mouth like a jaw harp and the fireside evening reveries of the sacred molimo.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/1992
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways
  • UPC: 093074040126
  • Catalog Number: 40401
  • Sales rank: 90,089

Album Credits

Technical Credits
Francis S. Chapman Producer, Engineer
Colin Turnbull Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Introduction
Alan Yoshida Engineer, Remastering
Carol Hardy Cover Design
Christopher Jerde Reissue Supervision Assistant, Reissue Assistant
Michelle Kisliuk Reissue Producer
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