The Patengué Orchestra is a group of tradi-modern music of the forest peoples of eastern Cameroon.
It combines Western instruments (bass, piano, guitars) and a range of traditional instruments (balafons, drums, gara'a and Ngniass).
The group consists of Pygmies and Bantu. We always travel with materials (lianas and leaves) to build a hut on every stage where we perform.
It's part of our show. Traditionally, this is the hut in which pygmies tend to live.
8 artists on stage . Their journeys are far from being similar so everyone can learn from each other's experiences.
1. ESSOLA Jean Baptiste, Doctor Jockey, (Percussionist)
2. BOUNGA Alphonse (Bassist)
3. NDEKE Simon (Drummer)
4. SAMBA Gustave (Guitarist)
5. VOUNDI VOUNDI BENOÏT GAEL (Pianist)
6. LIBALA Justine (Pygmy Polyphonist)
7. ANDE Thérèse (Pygmy Polyphonist)
8. DJIMBE Mireille Prudence (Singer)
As residents of the forest, we transform the sounds that are there.
A very strong element is the polyphonic singing typical of the Baka Pygmies, a hunter-gatherer people who live in the rain forest of Cameroon, Gabon and Congo, with various Bantu peasants, with whom they exchange goods. symbiosis. relationship.
Aspects of their traditional life include gathering food, hunting, fishing, music, ritual ceremonies, and night dances of forest spirits.
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