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  • review April 17, 2014

    Now

    Bibi Tanga’s latest album, Now, will surely come as a pleasant surprise for some who haven’t been clued in to Tanga’s career up to this point, while those who have been paying attention won’t be disappointed one bit. Now is … Read more »

  • blog April 2, 2014

    Field Report: Song From the Forest at SXSW 2014

    Ron Deutsch was recently in Austin, TX, reporting for Afropop Worldwide from SXSW 2014. While there, Deutsch interviewed documentary filmmakers Michael Obert and Alex Tondowski, who were in town to promote their new film, Song From the Forest, about Louis Sarno’s … Read more »

  • hip-deep December 3, 2011

    Seize the Dance: The BaAka of Central Africa

    A new season of Hip Deep kicks off with a remarkable journey among the forest people of the Central African Republic. The polyphonic, hocketing vocal style of this region’s forest peoples (“pygmies”) is one of the most singularly beautiful musical … Read more »

  • interview December 3, 2011

    Michelle Kisliuk and Justin Mongosso: The BaAka of Central Africa

    Michelle Kisliuk is an ethnomusicologist at the University of Virginia. In the mid-80s she made her first excursion to the Central African Republic to study the music and dance of the BaAka pygmies. She was interested in BaAka culture and … Read more »

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