Babongo Pygmies of Southern Congo Imitating Forest Animals This is rare footage, courtesy of Afrique Profonde () from the Republic of Congo. This is a group of Babongo Pygmies demonstrating sounds and behavior of forest animals. These people are some of the last remaining Pygmies in Central Africa, and their way of life and cultural knowledge are endangered. Afrique Profonde, a nonprofit started by Marius Billy and Justin Perkins, is working to help them preserve their cultural traditions and secure their basic human rights.
Pygmy People singing and dancing The Twa, also known as Batwa, are a pygmy people who were the oldest recorded inhabitants of the Great Lakes region of central Africa. Current populations are found in the nations of Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2000, they numbered approximately 80000 people, making them significant minority groups in these countries
Pygmies - The Children Of The Jungle Ivan Bulik, adventurer, travelled through all of Africa. However, one of his dreams stayed unrealized for a long time. He desired to capture the life and customs of the smallest people on Earth, untouched by modern day civilization; The Pygmies. His search begins in the Central African Republic, where the local natives take him illegally across the border of war-torn Congo. During his adventurous trip, he comes face to face with Mountain Gorillas and is threatened by Jungle Elephants. Finally, deep in the jungle, he comes across the people who for millennia have sustained themselves by traditional hunting and gathering and whose joy of life, dance and music seems to be endless. They may be the last real, "children" of the jungle, who are not only endangered by our civilization, but also by one of the largest war conflicts since the end of WW II.
Human Planet | Jungles: Pygmy honey hunting | Sundays, 7.30pm, ABC1 .au | Human Planet explain how a cable dolly was used to film a pygmy tribe collecting honey from 40 metre high trees.
Mbute Pygmies Tribal Dance Rare footage of Mbute pygmies (forest people) of central Africa performing a traditional dance. The Mbute forest people have been the victims of unspeakable atrocities. They are still discriminated and persecuted today. Yet the beauty of their culture still lingers. Help us keep it alive.
The Velcro Pygmies The Velcro Pygmies played live at Phoenix Hill Tavern in Louisville, KY. December 29th and wet panties was left everywhere. Here's there next shows that you should catch! Chestnut Station - Gadsden AL 12/31 Sigma Chi - Auburn AL 1/07 Rhythm and Brews - Tuscaloosa, AL 1/11 Supper Club - Auburn AL 1/12 Retrievers - Statesboro, GA 1/17 New Amsterdam - Knoxville TN 1/19 Remingtons - Hattiesburg MS 1/23 Galaxie - Guntersville AL 1/25 Blue Iguana - Prattville, AL 1/26 Potbelly's - Tallahassee, FL Party on dude the rock never stops!
Batwa Pygmies If you are interested in helping out the Batwa Pygmies. Please check out the Human Rights Network in Uganda www.hurinet.or.ug and the Africa International Christian Ministry
pygmy pool party.mov An impromptu pygmy pool party. These Ba'Aka women in the Central African Republic first played the river like a drum as they slapped the water. Then they held an unofficial diving competition to much cheering and laughter from the crowd of friends who gathered to watch.
UNICEF: DR Congo Pygmies (6058) UNICEF provides shelter for pygmy children and their families. Credits: Producer:Rachel Bonham Carter
"Warren Discovers A Lost Tribe of Hopi Pygmies" Modernnomad67's photos around Afi Mountains Preview of Modernnomad67's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Afi Mountains, Nigeria Entry Title: "Warren Discovers A Lost Tribe of Hopi Pygmies" Entry: "Dream Rating: ; ; A Background We w**e camped in a clearing in the jungle at the Afi Mountain Drill Ranch, a wildlife cons**vation project in southeast**n *****ia wh**e we w**e to tour Drill and Chimpanzee enclosures the following day. It was located up a long treach**ous dirt road and involved much mud-matting and digging to get to. I spent the evening around the campfire chatting with my fellow travel**s. The Dream This dream was one of the clearest and most real seeming that I exp**ienced. It involved an amazing journey. In my dream I was with Ben and we w**e on a mission of exploration to find an undiscov**ed tribe of Pygmies. We started our journey in a misty temp**ate rain forest somewh**e in North Cascades National Park in Washington State. We began on horseback on a muddy trail through the ev**green forest alongside a shallow babbling riv** in a steep-sided valley. We w**e both wearing long oilskin dust**s and wide-brimmed hats because of the rain. We went up the valley for a long way along the riv** and then up num**ous switchbacks up the mountain nearly to timb**line. At that point the rain began to change to snow and the mountain became too steep for the horses. We got off the horses ...
Babongo Pygmies of Congo - Village in the Jungle This film shows traditional village of the Babongo Pygmies from the Southern region of the Republic of Congo. This is rare footage, courtesy of Afrique Profonde (), filmed in the summer of 2002.
The Velcro Pygmies - Love Machine This song is featured on the 2002 album "Life Of The Party," which is one of the BEST rock 'n' roll records you will ever hope to hear in your entire life.
The Abatwa (Pygmies): Challenges for a New Rwanda The second in a series by one of our Pepper producers, Patricia Boiko. The first program examined the genocide in Rwanda, and how people heal from a horror like that. This piece looks at the Abatwa people, better known in the US as the Pygmies. The Abatwa, who are the indigenous people of the region, have suffered unspeakably and unnoticed by all except themselves. Traditional hunters, they were kicked off their ancestral lands when that area was made into an animal preserve. The unintended consequence of an environmental victory was great destruction to Abatwa culture, and the loss of many lives. Later, during the period of the Rwandan genocide, they lost 30% of their population. Nobody noticed because the Abatwa were not important to anybody but themselves. The Abatwa are an example of the phenomenon feared by Subcomandante Marcos and the indigenous communities of the Chiapas region of Mexico, that of being so marginalized as a people that you just don't matter any more. http Never Again Rwanda This short, also by Patricia Boiko, captures a little presentation in a community trying to heal from and prevent future genocide. http PublicAccess producers, community screeners, and IMCs (Independent Media Centers) are encouraged to screen or air "Indymedia Presents". To obtain the show on a regular basis, please contact us, Pepperspray Productions, at pepperspray@. "Indymedia Presents" is a 28 ...
Baka Pygmy guitarists in the cameroon rainforest Ndeke, Ndia, Sangoweh and Carlos play music while the kids join in. More at Unedited footage
Pygmies: endangered people CARING: At the heart of the Congo forest lives one of the oldest populations in the world, pygmies. They represent around 1% of the population, and are routinely abused and exploited by Bantus, the main ethnic group.
Pigmej Polka Sagittarius Productions Pygmies had a party in the sounds of Leva's Polka !! Enjoy :) sagittarius.productions@ audio: Beatnick vs Loituma - Leva's Breaks 2006 video: Baraka
Celestina VII - (Could This Be Heaven?) - 17 Pygmies Song from the new 17 Pygmies release "Celestina" Video created by Jackson Del Rey
Babongo Pygmies of Congo- Mouth Guitar and Sanza jam This is rare footage, courtesy of Afrique Profonde () from the Republic of Congo. This is a group of Babongo Pygmies demonstrating sounds and behavior of forest animals. These people are some of the last remaining Pygmies in Central Africa, and their way of life and cultural knowledge are endangered. Afrique Profonde, a nonprofit started by Marius Billy and Justin Perkins, is working to help them preserve their cultural traditions and secure their basic human rights.
Baka Pygmies Traditional Song - Cameroon After tramping 70km through Nki National Park in the congo basin rainforest in Cameroon, we stayed the night at the Baka pygmy village on the outskirts of the park. One of villagers, Pierre, was our guide. The next day they performed some traditional music for me. They were infatuated with the videos i took :) It was an amazing experience.
Pygmy Tribal Dance On my visit to Uganda, we visited a villiage of pygmies, who are very short people. They have some very interesting dances...
Mbuti Pygmies in Epulu, Congo Mbuti Pygmies in Epulu, Okapi Wildlife Reserve in Ituri province, Eastern Congo. Also known as the forest people, the Pygmies have an intricate knowledge of their natural surroundings. Filmed by WildlifeDirect in March 2007. For more information go to /okapireserve
Mbuti Pygmies Ituri Rainforest(1956 & 1957)sound track The People's Museum
Louisville Live presents The Velcro Pygmies The Velcro Pygmies perform "Nothin' but a Good Time" at Fourth Street Live for the hit TV show Louisville Live. Here we see Cameron trying to make a wireless microphone while singing.
Pygmy People singing and dancing part 2 The Twa, also known as Batwa, are a pygmy people who were the oldest recorded inhabitants of the Great Lakes region of central Africa. Current populations are found in the nations of Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2000, they numbered approximately 80000 people, making them significant minority groups in these countries
Pygmies and Gorillas at War - Uganda Both the silverback mountain gorilla and the native African pygmy are creatures gravely threatened by modern society, and recent Ugandan preservation policy is another addition to their many troubles. Uganda has paid a good deal of money to move the pygmies out of the rainforest to preserve the natural wildlife (which draws tourists and, more importantly, income), and it has paid a good deal more towards the safeguarding of its native gorillas. However, the government of Uganda has not always been so generous; during the rule of Idi Amin in the 1970s, soldiers regularly slaughtered the endangered wildlife, including the gorillas, for food, profit, or simply target practice. Now, the pygmies struggle to adapt to their new lifestyle and to the loss of their home, and the future of the mountain gorilla remains uncertain. Whether or not Uganda's protection measures are to the benefit of all involved remains to be seen.
The Polyphonic Singing of the Aka Pygmies of Central Africa UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2008 URL: Description: The Aka Pygmies living in the south-west region of the Central African Republic have developed a distinctive vocal musical tradition, which involves a complex type of contrapuntal polyphony based on four voices, mastered by all members of the Aka community. Music and dance form an integral part of Aka rituals including ceremonies related to the inauguration of new encampments, hunting and funerals. Unlike polyphonic systems that are written down in notation, the vocal tradition of the Aka Pygmies allows for spontaneous expression and improvisation. During performances, each singer can change his or her voice to produce a multitude of variations, creating the impression that the music is continuously evolving. The songs are generally accompanied by various percussion and string instruments, each one played for a specific occasion.Among the most common instruments are a local type of drum (enzeko), a harp-like instrument known as the geedale-bagongo, and the single-string bow (mbela). The songs perpetuate essential knowledge for the cohesion of the group and the preservation of community values. The dances are performed to the accompaniment of vibrant hand-clapping. Depending on the ritual, some dances feature men only, while others may be executed by couples or by male and female solo dancers. Relying entirely on oral transmission, the Aka Pygmies have ...
Velcro Pygmies *** Whipped The Velcro Pygmies perform *** Whipped at Fourth Street Live in Downtown Louisville, KY for the hit TV series Louisville Live. If you would like to have live videos for your website, please visit us at
Babongo Pygmies with Marius Billy - Jungle Blues jam This is rare footage, courtesy of Afrique Profonde () from the Republic of Congo. This is a group of Babongo Pygmies playing jamming with ethnomusicologist, Marius Billy, in a spontaneous jam session with modern electric guitar and traditional African instruments. These people are some of the last remaining Pygmies in Central Africa, and their way of life and cultural knowledge are endangered. Afrique Profonde, a nonprofit started by Marius Billy and Justin Perkins, is working to help them preserve their cultural traditions and secure their basic human rights. To find out how you can help preserve their culture visit .
Kumuka 1993 -- Efe Pygmy Visit, Zaire (DR Congo) Pt. 1/5 This is a video document, 49 minutes in total length, of the interaction between Western adventure travelers and one of the oldest human societies in central Africa. In June 1993, a group of tourists (American, Australian, British, Canadian, French) on a commercial overland trek (Kumuka Trans-Africa) visited an Efe pygmy camp named "Bandikoda", on the Laya River, in the eastern Ituri forest. This camp was situated a short pirogue ride downriver from the village of Ngeleza, about halfway between Bunia and Beni, in what was then the Haut-Zaire region of Zaire, now Orientale province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (ca. 1° 16' N, 29° 42' W). On some maps, this river is named "Lowje" or "Loya River", but it is not the "Loya River" in the MSN Encarta World Atlas - that river is situated two degrees further west in the Ituri. Our guides were Lese villagers, non-Pygmy agriculturalists who exchange their rice, tobacco, manioc and some manufactured articles for meat and honey obtained by the Efe hunters and foragers. The Efe and Lese communicate in mutually intelligible dialects of the KiLese language. The Efe at Bandikoda had become habituated to visits by "mazungus" (foreign tourists, white people), and they graciously permitted five of us to pitch our tents and spend the entire day and night in their midst. The Efe welcomed us with forty-five minutes of singing and dancing, accompanied by drums and honey whistles. There followed some bartering for souvenirs, including the ...
Babongo Pygmies of Congo - Performance in Pointe-Noire This is rare footage, courtesy of Afrique Profonde () from the Republic of Congo. This is a group of Babongo Pygmies performing in the French Cultural Centre in Point-Noire in 1998. Marius Billy coordinated this event, and he called the cross-cultural band "Silambam", which means "Live with my fire". Marius, the guitarist in this video, was charged by a Pygmy elder to help preserve their culture. The Pygmies helped Marius' family survive in the forests during the civil war in Republic of Congo. These people are some of the last remaining Pygmies in Central Africa, and their way of life and cultural knowledge are endangered. Afrique Profonde, a nonprofit started by Marius Billy and Justin Perkins, is working to help them preserve their cultural traditions and secure their basic human rights.
Homestay with the Batwa Pygmies - Lonely Planet Travel Video In Burundi in East Africa a small village of Batwa Pygmies opens its first eco-tourism venture. We were the first guests to experience their hospitality - and we highly recommend it! If you would like to try it too, details appear in the end credits of the clip. If you enjoy this video, check our second Burundi video "Orphanage Rap in Burundi': Produced by the Cultural Video Foundation for Lonelyplanet.tv
TA-SETI'AN: THE BATWA/KHOISAN PYGMIES OF ANCIENT EGYPT THE BATWA,MBUTI, MANGBETU, KHOISAN PYGMIES OF ANCIENT EGYPT.. THE DWARF GODS OF ANCIENT EGYPT (BES & PTAH) THE TWA ORIGINS OF ANCIENT EGYPT THE TWA ORIGINS OF ELONGATED HEADS
PYGMIES DANCE JAZZ OSA JOHNSON CONGORILLA 1932 From the politically incorrect 1932 documentary Congorilla , Osa Johnson dances jazz with the Pygmies. Osa and Martin Johnson explored Africa and left several unique film documentaries. The Martin and Osa Johnson safari Museum is located in Chanute Kansas. Check out their website at The Museum has a number of fascinating DVD's for purchase including "Congorilla"
The Velcro Pygmies 'Rich ***' Video Some footage of The Velcro Pygmies set to the single Rich ***, from the Album 'American Muscle' edited by Jason Reed.
Goat Stampede! Baby Pygmy Goats running around on our deck.
Rwanda - Pygmy Dance near Ruhengeri During our time in Rwanda with Dragoman we visited a Pygmy village near the town of Ruhengeri and the Volcanoes National Park. They did a song and dance performance for us, pulling a few of our group up too, before showing us round our village. We weren't convinced they were really pygmies as some of them were no shorter than our group - some were, others weren't. If the very dodgy local tour guide that took us there is to be believed this is due to intermingling with the local population - which is a valid point. Whatever, it was an entertaining time and good to see some local culture as opposed to the touristy things we all see when travelling. This video was taken September 1st, 2009
African Pygmy Thrills, 1930s A film about pygmies from the 1930s. Footage from this subject is available for licensing from
Alabama Love - The Velcro Pygmies The Velcro Pygmies 2010 Alabama Anthem - "Alabama Love" . Visit www.alabama- for more information. Available on itunes - get your copy today!
Visiting andaman pygmies Friendly visit to one of the last stone age people - andaman pygmies of small islands in SE Asia.
Rwanda: Batwa pygmies - dances, culture, music (fitamball-), part 1
: The Eye - 17 Pygmies (1 of 5) 17 Pygmies have returned after an ironic 17 year absence. The group was formed by Savage Republic member Philip Drucker (aka Jackson Del Rey) and released three full-length albums and one EP in the 1980s before quitting. They have returned in 2007 with a double disc 13 Blackbirds / 13 Lotus and are only doing a select few performances. This rare interview with Jackson Del Rey accompanies music from their live performances on the stage at PA's Lounge and in the studios of WZBC in Boston.
In The Land Of Giants And Pygmies (1925) "A diary of Aurelio Rossis 1925 trek into the immense Belgian Congo, preserves a long-gone Colonial-era wonder at natural resources, primitive tribes, customs and costumes in Europes vast African possessions, with the implied benefit civilizing influence from home could bring the dark continent. This edition was restored from two stencil-colored 35mm prints. A few shots come from a print in the René Charles Collection (now in the collection of the region of Charente) but most of it was copied from a vintage safety film print found at a camera store in Lyon. The English titles are translations, re-created in the original typography."