Martin Cradick: Cultural & Musical changes of the Baka Pygmies of Cameroon
Martin will discuss the current situation of the Baka forest people, who after 30 years of visits are like an extended family. Passionate, & motivated by a desire to help the Baka cause, he is completing an MA at SOAS in music & development. He will focus on the cultural & musical changes the Baka have lived through due to enforced sedentarisation & the pressures their traditional way of life is under as a minority who live in Cameroon’s National Parks. He has a deep understanding of the roots of the culture & travels to Cameroon every year to spend time in the rainforest with the baka.