Monday, August 26, 2019

Daily best music in the world: Pygmy music

I'm working on a couple of new book ideas right now, so you'll have to content yourselves with perusing our voluminous archives, and digging this absolutely amazing Pygmy music— African people also known as Aka or Bayaka.

I'm serious— this is some of the most incredible music I've ever heard in my life. The segment starting around 41:00 especially. If you assembled the best musicians in New York and budgeted a couple of million dollars for eight months of rehearsals you still couldn't duplicate what ordinary people with no money and no professional training do every day, with no goal of being heard by anyone outside of their own small community.

This video was down for awhile, and has been reposted by a different account— I imagine it will be taken down again soon.

1 comment:

Jon McCaslin said...

This is amazing.