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AIMS

Record endangered music and bring royalties from sales back to the musicians’ community

Use funds collected to carry out projects agreed by and of benefit to the community

Encourage self-worth and respect for their culture by showing that it is appreciated in the wider world

Bring all ages, ethnicities and religions together in joyous open-air events by setting up traditional music & dance festivals.

Relieve poverty in communities which have provided music for recordings

Educate people in Britain about foreign cultures by running workshops in schools and community centres

WHAT WE DO

RECORD & PROMOTE

traditional music, dance and crafts
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USE ROYALTIES

for community projects, controlled by the communities who have made the music.
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HELP INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

adapt to the modern world. whilst maintaining their rights to live a traditional lifestyle
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Cradled in the heart of the African rainforest live one of the oldest and most sensitive musical cultures.

Martin and Su first went to Cameroon in 1992, released the first album in 1993 and have dedicated their lives to helping the Baka ever since.

You can purchase music or videos and help the Baka directly now

All royalties collected from music and video sales are used for projects aimed to maintain and preserve the Baka traditional way of life and to sustain a culture under threat of extinction in an ever increasing materialistic world

The recently released video, “The Forest is Ours” explains their plight, if you have just four spare minutes, it is worth a look…

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PROJECTS

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The Forest Is Ours! – Video

MUSIC & RELEASES

Martin Cradick has dedicated his life to producing music for Global Music Exchange. Since 1993 he has made 17 albums that directly benefit Indigenous people in both Cameroon and Ethiopia. The albums that are solely the Indigenous people are displayed below for a full collection of the albums click here for the March Hare Music store.

The Forest is Ours

Orchéstre Baka Gbiné - 2014

The Forest is Ours

A song of freedom by Baka Gbiné. Includes a download of the HD video of the song.

All proceeds go to The Forest Voices Tour.

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Kopolo

Orchéstre Baka Gbiné - 2012

Kopolo

Kopolo by Orchéstre Baka Gbiné As hunter-gatherers, the Baka will build a village in the forest near a seasonal food source and stay there for a month or two until they have harvested all they can.

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Voice of The Forest

Orchéstre Baka Gbiné - 2013

Voice of The Forest

Voice of the Rainforest by Baka Forest People of Southeast Cameroon Helping the Eden Project in Cornwall create a soundscape for their “Rainforest Walkway” inspired us to put together a new collection of traditional Baka sounds.

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Baka in The Forest

Orchéstre Baka Gbiné - 2009

Baka in The Forest

Baka in the Forest by Orchéstre Baka Gbiné Thousands of years of surviving by hunting large animals in the rainforests of the Congo basin depended on powerful night-time ritual singing (“Yelli”) by Baka Pygmy women.

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Gati Bongo

Orchéstre Baka Gbiné - 2006

Gati Bongo

Gati Bongo by Orchéstre Baka Gbiné Gati Bongo is the amazing and compelling debut album by Baka Gbiné, recorded live in the rainforest of Cameroon in 2004 and 2005.

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Heart of The Forest

Orchéstre Baka Gbiné - 2002

Heart of The Forest

Heart of the Forest Baka Forest People Of Southeast Cameroon The first album of traditional Baka songs recorded by Martin Cradick on his first visit. This was originally released alongside “Spirit of the Forest” on Hannibal Records.

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You can purchase music or videos and help the Baka directly now

All royalties collected from music and video sales are used for projects aimed to maintain and preserve the Baka traditional way of life and to sustain a culture under threat of extinction in an ever increasing materialistic world.

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