Finally, I have gotten around to uploading the second installment of Native Sounds, apologies for the delay. The second week’s theme was Central and South Africa, a theme I chose for the shared history and overlapping nature of the two areas. When people often think of Traditional African music and culture, I think these regions are the ones that come to mind, full of hunter-gatherer groups that utilize music in both ritual and everyday life. A lot of this music is chant type music. However, various traditional instruments and drumming is also featured.
This picture is of a clan of the Babenzele pygmies, a group residing in the forests of Northern Congo. Like many ethnic groups in the region, the Babenzele find many of their traditions being rapidly lost to modernization and increased development in adjacent regions. Here is the playlist for the show. And down at the bottom is the actual recording. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for the show, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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