In 2010 we organised a festival of traditional music and dance in Limbe, Cameroon
Together with Baka musicians we wrote and recorded 12 songs to teach Baka children french
We organise tours for the Baka musicians around other Baka communities to inspire, inform and unite.
We have brought Baka musicians to tour in Europe on two occasions
We built a school and teacher’s house to help the Baka get a good education.
We have built a house where visiting medics can work with the Baka and we help with medical costs
We have built up the village around Gbiné for the Baka to live while they are in the area.
We have promoted traditional music and dance both in Africa and in Europe and America
We have taught building skills over time in the various building projects enabling Baka to get better paid local work
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.