NOW HAVE THEIR OWN WEBSITE AT GBINE.COM
Baka Gbiné are Baka musicians from the village of Banana, near the Cameroon border with Congo, deep in the rainforest. Gbinéis their association and now becoming their village near the road. The crossroad between forest life and life in the outside world.
Using guitars, percussion, voices and dance they play modern songs heavily influenced by both their traditional music and the Congolese music they hear on the radio.
In 2004 & 2005 Martin Cradick set up a multi-track studio in the rainforest, powered by a solar panel & car battery. With mic stands built from branches and a traditional mongolu shelter to protect the recording equipment from rain, he recorded the album, Gati Bongo. LISTEN
Released in April 2006, Gati Bongo has been in the US world music iTunes charts since then. Click on cover to hear album.
Download Baka Gbiné tracks at Bandcamp: