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Ocora has instituted a new mid-line reissue series, making the catalog of the world's best known and universally loved ethnic music label more attractive than ever. This volume features the polyphonic songs of the Bibayak Pygmies from the African country of Gabon. "The Pygmies or Negrillos were most likely the earliest inhabitants of Africa. The music of the Pygmies is essentially vocal. A nonlinguistic semeiology, this music erupts in broken vocalizing of pure sounds: the voices, entering successively, adjust to one another in 'canons' and 'imitations', to which the musical code lends the significance of responses by shaping them to its forms. The yodeling vocal production is characteristic, if not invariable, and gives rise to a certain contrapuntal technique."