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Abatwa (The Pygmy): Why Did We Stop Growing Tall?



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Rough-hewn, tribal sonics from the Rwandan borderlands. Haunted solo & group singing meets hand fashioned string instruments and battery operated loop machines. The textures are strange and abstract but at the same time intimate and joyful. The Abatwa (pygmy) are one of Africas most endangered peoples and this album – produced by Ian Breenan (Hanoi Masters, Zomba Prison Project, Tinariwen) – is a stunning, spirited document of their deep and varied musical culture.

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Sida Ni Mbi (AIDS Is Bad)
  2. Rwanda Nziza (Beautiful Rwanda)
  3. Igira Hino (Come Closer)
  4. Umuyange (Protect The Environment)
  5. Urwanikamiheto (War Song)
  6. Umwana W’umuhanda (The Child From The Streets)
  7. Nzagukorera (I Will Serve)
  8. Umutesi (I'll Follow You Until You Kill Me)
  9. Cyabusiko (Night Streetwalker, Who Will Care For My Children?)
  10. Nyirandugu (The Hard Worker)
  11. Ihorere (Stop Crying Now)
  12. Why Did We Stop Growing Tall?
Release date NZ
August 18th, 2017
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