The Baka are thought to be the first humans to sing. The techniques of singing rainforest style, builds community, in a beautiful interlocking of natural sound and rhythms. Twenty-five years of visiting Baka Rainforest People in Cameroon and sharing their forest life and music has inspired the band Baka Beyond, as well as storytelling and joyful singing in workshops and at Festivals. With just a little practice and willingness a group can conjure up the experience of being in the rainforest.
£75 including a delicious lunch and refreshments
Su Hart, Baka Beyonds lead vocalist, has been initiated by the Baka women to share this singing. Su is a dynamic teacher and runs community choirs in Bath, Bruton and London.
Martin Cradick, founder and guitarist of Baka Beyond, has produced many albums of traditional and contemporary forest music, created and toured with "Baka Gbine" the only Baka forests people's band. Royalties are returned to the Baka for forest projects
(see the charity globalmusicexchange.org for more details.)