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Mbuti Pygmies Of The Rainforest - Recorded By Colin Turnbull and Francis S. Chapman - Mbuti Pygmies Of The Rainforest FLAC album

Performer: Mbuti Pygmies Of The Rainforest
Genre: Audio recording / Folk and World music
Title: Mbuti Pygmies Of The Rainforest
Country: US
Released: 1992
Style: Field Recording, Folk
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Molimo Song Of Devotion To The Forest. Mbuti Pygmies Of The Rainforest - Recorded By Colin Turnbull and Francis S. Chapman. Chapman - Mbuti Pygmies Of The Rainforest ‎(CD, Comp). Smithsonian Folkways.

on labels and insert). Matrix, Runout (Side A Label): FE 4457 A. Matrix, Runout (Side B Label): FE 4457 B. Other (Library Of Congress Catalogue Card N. : R 59-67.

Colin Macmillan Turnbull (November 23, 1924 – July 28, 1994) was a British-American anthropologist who came to public attention with the popular books The Forest People (on the Mbuti Pygmies of Zaire) and The Mountain People (on the Ik people of Uganda), and one of the first anthropologists to work in the field of ethnomusicology. Turnbull was born in London and educated at Westminster School and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he studied politics and philosophy

Pygmy music refers to the sub-Saharan African music traditions of the Central African foragers (or "Pygmies"), predominantly in the Congo, the Central African Republic and Cameroon. Pygmy groups include the Bayaka, the Bambuti, and the Batwa. Music is an important part of Pygmy life, and casual performances take place during many of the day's events.

rom the moment Colin Turnbull lets the chatter and work rhythms of the encampment he's approaching engulf the jungle's ambient insect and bird music, I'm hooked. RELATED LESSON PLAN "Pacific Islander Songs, Sounds, and Signals: Music of Samoa, Fiji, and Tonga". 101. In the rainforest approaching a forest camp. Birds, crickets, and young Mbuti Pygmy boys in the Ituri Rainforest. 102. Elephant-hunting song. Group of Mbuti men. 3:05. 103. Elephant Hunt song. Group of Mbuti men and boys. 107. Animal Dance song. Group of Mbuti Pygmies. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

Putnam lived and worked with the Bantu and Mbuti peoples in the 1940s and 1950s in the Belgian Congo (what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Find out more about the exhibition and Houghton Library’s 75th anniversary celebrations at houghton75. org/hist-75h Transcript and detailed music notes: w. e/p7SlKy-nX. Music From Mbuti Pygmies of the Ituri Rainforest, recorded by Colin Turnbull and Francis S. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1992. Catalog number SFW40401.

Colin Turnbull's and Francis S. Chapman's late-'50s field recordings are among the most captivating examples of traditional pygmy music. This CD collects all of the pygmy material from the earlier two volumes - too much for one sitting, perhaps - and presents them in pristine re-mastered form

The Mbuti-a reciprocal economic band-hunt wild animals, fish, and gather fruits, and vegetables, in their cool and damp rain forest. The Pygmies, also referred as the Forest People, consume much of their goods, and exchange the rest with their neighboring villagers. In addition to focussing on the previous, I will also touch upon the Pygmies domestic life style, and their political and religious systems. The Pygmies are believed to be the first inhabitants of the Ituri Forest. Records dating back to the sixth Dynasty in Egypt, verify the Pygmies long existance in the tropical rain forest.


1 In The Rainforest / Approaching A Forest Camp 1:32
2 Elephant Hunting Song 3:00
3 Elephant-hunt Song 5:08
4 Spear Song 3:00
5 Cries Of Beaters Signalling And Shouting 0:56
6 Honey-Gathering Song 2:49
7 Animal Dance Song 2:36
8 Flute Duet 1:48
9 Flute Solo 2:03
10 Slit-gong Signalling 1:10
11 Mbuti Dance In Bantu Village 2:11
12 Lukembi And Voice 2:21
13 Lukembi (Mbuti) 1:33
14 Bachelor Duet With Lukembi 1:32
15 Musical Bow 2:27
16 Musical Sticks 1:40
17 Nkumbi Initiation Song 0:40
18 First Song Of The Elima 1:50
19 Second Song Of The Elima 1:08
20 First Molimo Fire Dance Song 1:59
21 Second Molimo Fire Dance Song 1:22
22 Molimo Song With Argument 2:33
23 First Molimo Song For Great Occasion 2:29
24 Second Molimo Song For Great Occasion 1:51
25 Molimo Song "Darkness Is Good" 2:14
26 Molimo Song Of Devotion To The Forest 1:30


  • Compiled By [Reissue], Edited By [Reissue] – Michelle Kisliuk
  • Liner Notes – Colin Turnbull*, Michelle Kisliuk
  • Recorded By, Compiled By, Edited By – Colin Turnbull*, Francis S. Chapman
  • Remastered By – Alan Yoshida


These recordings originally appeared on Folkways FE 4457 and FE 4483 in 1958 and 1957
℗ © 1992

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 093074040126
  • Matrix / Runout: SF 40401 (V)
  • SPARS Code: AAD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
C-SF 40401 Mbuti Pygmies Of The Rainforest* - Recorded By Colin Turnbull* and Francis S. Chapman Mbuti Pygmies Of The Rainforest* - Recorded By Colin Turnbull* and Francis S. Chapman - Mbuti Pygmies Of The Rainforest ‎(Cass, Comp) Smithsonian Folkways C-SF 40401 US 1992