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Music Of Bayaka Pygmies Featured In New Film : NPR

And I'm Robert Siegel. Now, a new movie that does a very good job with a familiar old theme - man from economically developed, formerly known as civilized world, goes off to live and find meaning in traditional, formerly known as primitive society. The movie is "Oka." The society in question is a clan of Bayaka pygmies who live in the Central African Republic and what elevates this twist on the old trope is the stunning music of the pygmies, their voices...


SIEGEL: ...and their use of virtually everything around them, trees, even the water in the stream, as musical instruments."
centralafricanrepublic  filmmaking  laviniacurrier  louissarno  oka  film  2012  pygmies  africa  bayakapygmies  bayaka  music  sound 
january 2012 by robertogreco
Kanehsatake 270 Years of Resistance by Alanis Obomsawin - NFB
"On a July day in 1990, a confrontation propelled Native issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Quebec, into the international spotlight. Director Alanis Obomsawin spent 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Quebec police and the Canadian army. This powerful documentary takes you right into the action of an age-old Aboriginal struggle. The result is a portrait of the people behind the barricades."
education  politics  history  documentary  1990  mohawks  Quebec  canada  oka  indigenous  via:steelemaley 
may 2011 by robertogreco

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