THE FOREST VOICES TOUR UPDATE

We recently returned from Cameroon where we enabled 15 Baka musicians go on tour.

While we only had funding to go to 5 Baka communities, it was a great success.

  • The Baka communities loved it.
  • The Baka musicians became a tight touring unit.
  • The films of other Baka communities we showed opened new horizons and encouraged other Baka to speak their views to camera.
  • We filmed many Baka speaking about their situation

All in all it was a great success. We've shown it works and has a very positive effect so we're doing it again.

With your help we can reach more Baka communities and show them they don't have to accept being second class citizens.

So please . . . . . BUY THEIR MUSIC!

AND MAKE A DONATION TO GLOBAL MUSIC EXCHANGE!



We have written a diary of the tour and its preparation at www.forestvoices.com.

 

THE FOREST VOICES TOUR

Orchéstre Baka Gbiné are taking their music on tour. Starting in Baka communities, their music will bring people together to discuss the problems and solutions of forest life in modern Cameroon, where their way of life is under increasing threat.

Launching in February 2014 the Forest Voices Tour will be a celebration of Baka peoples' music and life within the rainforest. It will aim to promote Baka culture and create an opportunity for different Baka communities to come together to share their love of music. It will also be a platform to discuss the problems they face due to their land being taken for mining, logging, agriculture and conservation.

At present the Baka have virtually no representation at local or national level. Global Music Exchange will use The Forest Voices Tour, as a unique opportunity to document Baka views and let their voices be heard.


 
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All royalties earned from the sale of the Baka's music goes to them via the registered charity, Global Music Exchange, so be sure that if you buy their music you are making a difference!

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