La Forêt C'est Pour Nous (The Forest is Ours)

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Recorded live in the forest at Lupé in Feb 2014

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Nous sommes Les Baka
Les peuples de la forêt
Nous sommes Les Baka
Les peuples de la forêt
La for^t c'est pour nous
La forêt
La chasse c'est pour nous
La chasse
La pêche c'est pour nous
La pêche
la quaiette c'est pour nous
La quaiette

Nganga né lé Baka lé kumba eya belle

(We are the Baka
The people of the forest
The forest is ours
The hunting is ours
The fishing is ours
The gathering is ours

We are the Baka
the guardians of the Forest)

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from The Forest Is Ours! - Video, released November 11, 2014

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Orchéstre Baka Gbiné Moloundou, Cameroon

Orchéstre Baka Gbiné are Baka musicians from the Cameroon-Congo border, deep in the rainforest.

Using guitars, percussion, voices and dance they play modern songs heavily influenced by both their traditional music and the Congolese music they hear on the radio.

In 2004 & 2005 Martin Cradick of Baka Beyond set up a studio in the rainforest and recorded the album, Gati Bongo.
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