1. Ikpou. Song after honey collecting. Camp near Ngayu river. April 1990.
2. Abolu. Song after the hunt. Camp near Ngayu river. April 1990.
3. Luma. Camp of Atanga. May 1990.
4. Ugba. Camp near Ngayu river. April 1990.
5. Entertainment song. Forest camp near Digbo. December 1987.
6. Hunting Song. Forest camp near Ngbongopanda. November 1987.
7. Feast song. End of initiation. Vicinity of Digbo. November 1987.
8. Molinga. End of mourning song. Forest camp near Kisanga. July 1986.
9. Song after collecting honey. Vicinity of Niapu. July 1986.
10. Song after collecting honey. Forest camp south of Meje. August 1988.
11. Song of the hunting return. Bafwasamoa. April 1990.
12. Feast Song. Bafwasamoa. April 1990.
The vocal polyphonies of this CD have been recorded in the North East of Zaïre, in forest camps situated at the edge of the forest and in villages, at different times of the year between 1986 and 1990. The choice propsed brings together for the first time some aspects from the three Mbuti groups: the Sua, Efe and Asua. This selection simply wishes to offer an idea of the variety and style differences existing within a small part of the repertory of the Ituri Pygmies.
This recording was made possible with the contributions of the Institute of National Museums of Zaïre, the Lacito-CNRS
, the Free University of Brussels and the Ituri project of the Harvard University
Produced on the occasion of the exposition "Pygmées?", at the Dapper Museum (Paris, France), May 30 - Sep. 29, 1991.
Made in France
Packaging: standard jewel case with 20 page booklet, including French and English liner notes.