WELCOME SONGS (Abale)

On several occasions when we arrived at other camps we would be greeted by welcome songs. The Baka are very proud of their singing and dancing and love the opportunity to show it off to others. In such a situation usually the men would lead the drumming and percussion and the women would lead the singing. The songs are similar in structure to the "yelli" but with many more voices and without excluding the men.

LISTEN to the abale

from album Heart of the Forest

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