Like the other amazing ethnographic records in the Ethnic Folkways series, this set documents some seldom heard African music traditions. This set focuses on the music of the Pygmies of the Ituri forest in the Congo, also known as the BaMbu
ti. The music is primarily vocal in nature, but still quite rhythmic, with lots of shorter pieces banded together as 21 tracks, including "Elephant Hunting Song", 'Spear Song", "Hunting Cries Of Beaters", "Honey-Gathering Song", "Animal Dance Song", "Old Pygmy Telling Legend", "Flute Duet", "Pygmy Dance In Bantu Village", "Bachelor Duet With Lukembi", 'Two Initiation Songs", "Two Songs Of Alima", "Mocking Song Of The Lusumba", "Lusumba Fire Dance Song" and "Song Of Devotion To The Forest".
(Cover has some wear, seam splitting, tape on the spine, some stains, and a peeled spot from sticker removal on the front.)