Blog December 3, 2011
Discography: Seize the Dance: The BaAka of Central Africa
Many of the recordings in this program come from the 2 CDs that accompany Michelle Kisliuk's book "Seize the Dance: BaAka Musical Life and the Ethnography of Performance" (Oxford University Press. 1998). Follow the link in the Feature accompanying this program to hear more of those recordings online, and to see Michelle's videos from the field. Here are a list of albums heard on Afropop Worldwide's Seize the Dance: The BaAka of Central Africa: Various artists "Africa: The Ba-benzele Pygmies " (recordings by Simha Arom) (Rounder 1998) Herbie Hancock "Head Hunters" (Sony 1973) Deep Forest "Deep Forest" (Sony Music Entertainment 1992) Zap Mama "Adventures In Afropea 1" (Luaka Bop 1993) "Bayaka " : The Extraordinary Music fo the Babenzele Pygmies (Ellipsis Arts 1995) Howlin' Wolf "His Best" (Chess 1997) Various artists "Afro-american Folk Music" from Tate and Panola Counties, Mississippi (Rounder 2000) Various artists "Mbuti Pygmies Of The Ituri Rainforest" (Smithsonian Folkways 1992) Various artists "Heart Of The Forest" (Rykodisc 1993, Hannibal 1993) Various artists "Echoes Of The Forest" : Music of the Central African Pygmies (Ellipsis Arts 1995) Baka Beyond "Baka Beyond The Forest " (White Swan Records 2009) Zokela "Dawili" (Sono Africa)   Also look for these recommended titles. Baka Beyond "Spirit Of The Forest" (Rykodisc 1993, Hannibal 1993) Various artists "Music Of The Rain Forest Pygmies" : The Historic Recordings Made by Colin M. Turnbull Various artists "Cameroon" (AUVIDIS/UNESCO 1990) Various artists "Gabon: Musiques Des Pygmees Bibayak" (Ocora Radio France 1989) Various artists "Central African Republic" (AUVIDIS/UNESCO 1983)