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The polyphonic singing traditions of the Baka Forest People

This clip from the Eden Channel shares two musical traditions of the Baka Forest People: polyphonic singing — when two or more voices join together with independent melodies at the same time — and, dressed in a costume of leaves, a theatrical ceremony that features dancing and joking as forest spirits.

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