06 Apr 2006
A group of Baka Pygmies are leaving their rainforest home to embark on their debut tour of the UK alongside the world-renowned band, ‘Baka Beyond’.
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A group of Baka Pygmies are leaving their rainforest home to embark ontheir debut tour of the UK alongside the world-renowned band, ‘BakaBeyond’. They arrive for the launch of their first album – themezmerising ‘Gati Bongo’ – recorded under a giant tree on a mobilesolar-powered studio and due for release on 24th April.
Baka Gbine (pronounced “Beenay”), a group of seven
Baka musiciansand dancers who have rarely been outside the Cameroonian rainforestbefore, have been a key influence in the music of Baka Beyond, a bandwhich was formed in 1992 and are widely acclaimed for their highenergy, multicultural live stage shows and world music recordings. Thisis a rare opportunity to catch these two incredible bands in a seriesof what promises to be unforgettable joint performances starting atWestonbirt Arboretum on 30th April.
For tour dates and more information go to: www.baka.co.uk
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