Afropop Classic June 3, 2021
Encounter With the Ancestors

For over 10 years, Eric Nelson Efa and members of his association, the Azania Way Culture, have crisscrossed almost half of Cameroon's 10 regions: the deep north around Lake Chad; the central region, the Adamawa; and the south, to record traditional musicians who are getting very old and are the last repository of traditional music in Cameroon. In this episode of Afropop Worldwide, “Encounter With the Ancestors,” Georges Collinet takes us to Eric’s village in the deep forest of southern Cameroon to listen to his story. We also meet young musicians influenced by the art of their ancestors, including an opera singer!

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