Water Drumming

Wanna play the drum but don't got no, well, actual drums? That's not a problem for the women of the Baka people of Africa. As long as they've got the river, they've got drums:


Water drumming - via metafilter

Add yodels (by "yellis," Baka women yodellers) and forest harp (a "ngombi" made out of raphia palm) and you get beautiful Baka music. Like this one from the album "Baka in the Forest," from Orchéstre Baka Gbiné:

Live recording in the Cameroon rainforest by Martin Cradick of Baka Beyond, singing Topé malangui bodé, ma'anjo ayé ("Give me one bottle, I'm thirsty"):


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