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Discography: Seize the Dance: The BaAka of Central Africa

Many of the recordings in this program come from the 2 CDs that accompany Michelle Kisliuk’s book “Seize the Dance: BaAka Musical Life and the Ethnography of Performance” (Oxford University Press. 1998). Follow the link in the Feature accompanying this program to hear more of those recordings online, and to see Michelle’s videos from the field.

Here are a list of albums heard on Afropop Worldwide’s Seize the Dance: The BaAka of Central Africa:

Various artistsAfrica: The Ba-benzele Pygmies ” (recordings by Simha Arom) (Rounder 1998)

Herbie HancockHead Hunters” (Sony 1973)

Deep ForestDeep Forest” (Sony Music Entertainment 1992)

Zap MamaAdventures In Afropea 1” (Luaka Bop 1993)

Bayaka ” : The Extraordinary Music fo the Babenzele Pygmies (Ellipsis Arts 1995)

Howlin’ WolfHis Best” (Chess 1997)

Various artistsAfro-american Folk Music” from Tate and Panola Counties, Mississippi (Rounder 2000)

Various artistsMbuti Pygmies Of The Ituri Rainforest” (Smithsonian Folkways 1992)

Various artistsHeart Of The Forest” (Rykodisc 1993, Hannibal 1993)

Various artistsEchoes Of The Forest” : Music of the Central African Pygmies (Ellipsis Arts 1995)

Baka BeyondBaka Beyond The Forest ” (White Swan Records 2009)

ZokelaDawili” (Sono Africa)

 

Also look for these recommended titles.

Baka BeyondSpirit Of The Forest” (Rykodisc 1993, Hannibal 1993)

Various artistsMusic Of The Rain Forest Pygmies” : The Historic Recordings Made by Colin M. Turnbull

Various artistsCameroon” (AUVIDIS/UNESCO 1990)

Various artistsGabon: Musiques Des Pygmees Bibayak” (Ocora Radio France 1989)

Various artistsCentral African Republic” (AUVIDIS/UNESCO 1983)