PROGRAMME

The input can be anything from a 1 hour talk to a whole day.
To be arranged to suit your needs.

Talk, discussion & questions:

Su shares the story of her life with the Baka from a chance introduction through a TV documentary to becoming a lifelong friends of the tribe. Through a growing understanding of their way of life positive and appropriate changes, which the Baka decide for themselves, have been effected.

The talk is illustrated with slides, music, film footage and objects from the forest. Someof the issues touched will be:

  • Global Citizenship
  • Human Rights
  • Appreciation of Diversity
  • Sustainable Developement
  • The Arts in Society
  • Equalities
  • How we can affect positive outcomes

Making Music Sessions

(Possibly in smaller groups)these can be in smaller groups)
Focusing on listening and co-operation skills and exercises

  • Clapping rhythms independently of other groups
  • Call and respose chants & songs with separate parts
  • Songs with movement and percussion
  • Performance skills

Recommendations

"Su Hart is inspiring - truly inspiring. She is one of the most gifted teachers, singers and trainers I have ever come across. She has the ability to lift any group of children to a new level of potential. People's spirits are lifted and they achieve a vision they would never have dreamt of." Jenny Moseley, Circle Time

"Su gets everyone involved, instantly capturing their interest and imagination. Boys as well as girls have been singing the songs ever since the workshop and there has been very high quality follow up work. She covers so many core values, I thoroughly recommend her." John Taylor, head Teacher, Hannam Abbots School, Bristol

"I'd never even heard of the Baka before but it's amazing how they can live so well by being so skillful and what good can be done by travellers from the West taking an extra step and behaving in a caring and responsible way. What surprised me was that, almost without realising it, we were all singing." Jack Hampshire, 6th former, Reading School
 

Su is experienced in working with whole school, year groups, individual classes and teacher training.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
www.baka.co.uk   See films at www.1heart.org/video
email su@baka.co.uk phone +44 1225 331 636

SUPPORTING MATERIALS

HEART OF THE FOREST
Field recordings from Su Hart and Martin Cradick's first trip to stay with the Baka in 1992. Gentle music played on forest-made instruments. Childrens song, water drumming, mesmerising women's singing. Soaked in forest sounds - soothing & melodic.

GATI BONGO
Contemporary guitar-based songs written by the Baka at Gbiné and with traditional Baka singing and rhythms.
Recorded using a solar panel and computer in the rainforest. Very uplifting.

BEYOND THE FOREST
Music inspired by the Baka women and using their vocal performances. Yelli singing in a modern context. Have the roots of reggae been discovered in the African rainforest?

SPIRIT OF THE FOREST
Based on acoustic jams in the forest. This is the first Baka Beyond album and the one that enabled Global Music Exchange to be founded and help the Baka make a better life for themselves in a rapidly changing world.

THE JOY OF SINGING
For teachers. A collection of tried and tested follow-up songs including 3 Baka songs. Recorded in parts and with a booklet of written music and ideas for follow up and developement. Suitable for all ages.

BAKA IN THE FOREST
Magical night time recordings made deep in the rainforest as the women call the forest animals. Chill out to the forest sounds.

BAKA DVD
A collection of short films of Baka music, projects (such as the building of their music house), life in the forest and trips that the Baka have made out of the forest with GME

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