SONGS & RHYTHMS
YELLI

Before any major hunt the women of the family group will sing "yelli" . . . .

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Listen to the yelli
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WATER DRUMS (liquindi)

Another way that the women and girls play music is to literally "play the river". . . .

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Listen to the water drums
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WELCOME SONGS (Abale)

The Baka are very proud of their singing and dancing and love the opportunity to show it off to others. . . .

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Listen to the abale

BWAMBWA

"This dance was partly put on to entertain us, their guests, but also to amuse themselves on a dark, moonless night. . . ."

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Listen to the bwambwa rhythm

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