Baka People

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Cassie Morgan Understanding Music: PERF-110-001 Professor Smith Response to Baka Questions 1. List some of the terms we used to talk about culture. How would you describe their culture (ways, beliefs, dress, food, economics, politics etc.)? The clothing that the Baka people wear is very simple. They wear simple pieces of cloth and rope and usually no shoes. They speak their own language also. For food, they hunt anything that they can find in the forest like fish or monkey’s. They seem to have a simple belief system, meaning that they are not fast paced like much of the Western culture. I also found it interesting that they would rebuild their house everyday when they moved. Many people would not have the patience to do that every day. 2. What role does music play in their culture? It seems that the role of music in their society is used as motivation while working. When they were clearing out the termite hill for food there was a certain pattern to which they were beating the hill with their sticks. They also used music for storytelling.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PERF 105 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '07 term at American.

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