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Song From The Forest

Author : Louis Sarno
ISBN : 9781595347497
Genre : Social Science
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As a young man, American Louis Sarno heard a song on the radio that gripped his imagination. With some funding from musician Brian Eno, he followed the mysterious sounds all the way to the Central African rain forest and found their source with the Bayaka Pygmies, a tribe of hunters and gatherers. Nothing could have prepared him for life among the Pygmies, a people legendary for their short stature and musical wealth. Sarno never left. Considered outwardly lazy by some, scrounging, and near alcoholic, the Pygmies Sarno met had seemingly lost all desire to hunt or make music. Only after he had lived with them for some time (on a diet of tadpoles) was he allowed to join them in the rain forest where they still in relative harmony with nature. There Sarno experienced the extraordinary beauty and spiritual sophistication of their culture and the supreme importance of music as the principal means by which they communicate with the rain forest and its magical spirits. Over the decades Sarno has recorded more than 1,000 hours of unique Bayaka music. He is a fully accepted member of the Bayaka society and married a Bayaka woman. Permanently changed by his experience and captivated by a Bayaka culture, In Song from the Forest Sarno has chronicled his attempt to protect the fragile existence of the Pygmies in an increasingly destructive world. Once, when his son, Samedi, became seriously ill and Sarno feared for his life, he held his son in his arms through a frightful night and made him a promise: “If you get through this, one day I’ll show you the world I come from.” Now the time has come to fulfill his promise. In a new major documentary film, Sarno tells the story of the Bayaka as he travels with Samedi from the African rain forest to another jungle, one of concrete, glass, and asphalt: New York City. Together, they meet Louis’ family and old friends, including his closest friend from college, Jim Jarmusch. Carried by the contrasts between rainforest and urban America, and a fascinating soundtrack, Louis‘ and Samedi‘s stories are interwoven to form a touching portrait of an extraordinary man and his son. SONG FROM THE FOREST is a modern epic film set between rainforest and skyscrapers.
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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.

Global Pop

Author : Timothy D Taylor
ISBN : 9781135254155
Genre : Art
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Global Pop examines the rise of "world musics" and "world beat", and some of the musicians associated with these recent genres such as Peter Gabriel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Johnny Clegg. Drawing on a wide range of sources - academic, popular, cyber, interviews, and the music itself - Global Pop charts an accessible path through many of the issues and contradictions surrounding the contemporary movement of people and musics worldwide. Global Pop examines the range of discourses employed in and around world music, demonstrating how the central concept of authenticity is wielded by musicians, fans, and other listeners, and looks at some of these musics in detail, examining ways they are caught up in forms of domination and resistance. The book also explores how some cross-cultural collaborations may fashion new musics and identities through innovative combinations of sounds and styles.
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Work Songs

Author : Ted Gioia
ISBN : 0822337266
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DIVThe place of music in different forms of work from the earliest hunting and planting to the contemporary office./div
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The Forest People

Author : Colin Turnbull
ISBN : 9781473524170
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The Forest People is an astonishingly intimate and life-enhancing account of a hunter-gatherer tribe living in harmony with nature -- and an all-time classic of anthropology. For three years, Colin Turnbull lived with an isolated group of Pygmies deep in the forest of the African Congo, experiencing their daily life first-hand. He attended their hunting parties and initiation ceremonies, witnessed their music and their rituals, observed their quarrels and love affairs. He documented them as an anthropologist but was accepted among them as a friend. A ground-breaking work in its time, The Forest People made him one of the most famous intellectuals of the 1960s and 1970s. It remains a transporting account of an earthly paradise and of a legendary and fascinating people. With a new foreword by Horatio Clare.
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Author : Michael Obert
ISBN : 9783492956321
Genre : Travel
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Unglaublich, aber wahr: Nur wenige Weiße standen bisher an der Quelle des Niger, im undurchdringlichen Urwald zwischen Guinea und Sierra Leone. Und noch weniger Menschen haben wie Michael Obert den Niger auf seiner ganzen Länge bereist. Es ist aber nicht der Rekord, der ihn antreibt, sondern die Suche nach Geschichten. Und je länger er unterwegs ist in dieser Welt voller unsichtbarer, aber mächtiger Geister, voller Wahrheiten, die sich unversehens in ihr Gegenteil verkehren, voller Dinge, die etwas anderes sind, als sie zu sein scheinen, desto mehr begreift er, dass in dieser Welt nichts nach unseren Regeln und Vorstellungen funktioniert. »Regenzauber« ist ein Reiseepos von großer erzählerischer Kraft, das einen süchtig machenden Sog entfaltet, das in immer neuen Wendungen dahinströmt wie der große Fluss selbst. Obert schreibt Reiseliteratur vom Feinsten!
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Der Gesang Des Waldes

Author : Louis Sarno
ISBN : 9783492974226
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An einem Winterabend in Amsterdam hört der amerikanische Musikforscher Louis Sarno im Radio seltsame Klänge, die ihn tief berühren. Es sind die Gesänge der Ba-Benjelle-Pygmäen. Aus Sehnsucht nach dieser Musik gibt er sein bisheriges Leben auf und reist in den Dschungel Zentralafrikas, zu den Pygmäen. Doch es dauert, bis er Zugang zu deren Welt findet. Allmählich gewinnt er ihr Vertrauen und verliebt sich leidenschaftlich in eine Pygmäenfrau. Aber wie soll er, mittellos und ungeschickt bei der Jagd, ihr Herz gewinnen? Ein faszinierender Einblick in das Leben einer uralten aussterbenden Jäger und Sammlerkultur – und zugleich die Chronik einer radikalen und beeindruckenden Lebenserfahrung.
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"Lured to the Central African forest by pygmy music he heard on the radio. New Jersey native Louis Sarno now lives with the Babenzele pygmies, or Bayaka as they call themselves. Living there not as anthropologist or missionary, but as a welcome member of a cooperative community, Sarno is free to record songs and rituals previously un-heard by western ears - music he calls "one of the hidden glories of humanity." His other recordings of the cicadas, birds, frogs and countless other species that share their lush, complex forest, reveal an exquisite environmental orchestra untouched by industrial sounds. For Bayaka, renowned nature recordist Bernie Krause combines Sarno's recordings of Babenzele music and sounds of the forest, illuminating the timeless harmony that has existed between the Bayaka and their home. That relationship shines through as you hear the forest providing a dense rhythmic background for their songs and ceremonies, including a gleeful wedding song and the echoing gathering rounds of the Babenzele women. Full-color photography and extensive notes on life in the forest and Babenzele music, bring these 11 beautiful and rare recordings to life."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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The Beat

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ISBN : UCSD:31822033589581
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