|Su Hart (UK)|
Martin Cradick (UK)
Paddy Le Mercier (France)
Ayodele Scott (Sierra Leone)
Seckou Keita (Senegal)
Kibisingo Douglas (Congo)
Denise Rowe (UK)
Tim Robinson (UK)
Nii Tagoe (Ghana)
Baka Beyond is a world music group formed in 1992 with members from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures, fusing celtic and other western music styles with traditional Baka music from Cameroon. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central and western Africa. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Celtic music is a term utilised by artists record companies music stores and music magazines to describe a broad grouping of Musical genres that evolved out of the Folk The term world music includes Traditional music (sometimes called Folk music or roots music of any culture that are created and played by indigenous musicians Su Hart (fl c 2000 is a musician As of 2006 living in Bath, UK and part of the band Baka Beyond. Seckou Keita was born in Ziguinchor, Senegal on 14 February 1978 in a Griot family (hereditary musicians The term world music includes Traditional music (sometimes called Folk music or roots music of any culture that are created and played by indigenous musicians Celtic music is a term utilised by artists record companies music stores and music magazines to describe a broad grouping of Musical genres that evolved out of the Folk The Baka, also known as Bebayaka, Bebayaga, Bibaya, or Babinga, are an Ethnic group inhabiting the southeastern Rain forests The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central and western Africa.
Baka Beyond began in 1992, when musicians Su Hart and Martin Cradick (formerly of the group Outback) travelled to south-east Cameroon to live with the Baka tribe in their natural rainforest environment. Outback was a World music group founded in the late 80s by multi-instrumentalists Graham Wiggins and Martin Cradick. The Republic of Cameroon is a unitary republic of central and western Africa. The Baka, also known as Bebayaka, Bebayaga, Bibaya, or Babinga, are an Ethnic group inhabiting the southeastern Rain forests During their time there they recorded music with the Baka people, and some was later released on their return to the UK on Baka Beyond's first album, Spirit of the Forest. In the early days of the band, Baka Beyond consisted of English musicians trying to re-create the sound recorded with the Baka peopleand integrate it into their music, but it eventually grew to include musicians from Senegal, Brittany, Sierra Leone and Ghana. Senegal (le Sénégal officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country south of the Sénégal River in western Africa. Brittany (Breizh bʁejs Bretagne; Gallo: Bertaèyn) is a former independent Celtic kingdom and Duchy, now incorporated into Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. The Republic of Ghana is a country in West Africa. It borders Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast to the west Burkina Faso to the north Togo to the
Martin Cradick and other members of the band travelled back to the rainforest to record music with the Baka people. They have recorded many albums containing a mix of music and sounds directly recorded from the rainforest, and music recorded by the band, which always shows a strong influence from Baka music.
Much of the profit from Baka Beyond's albums has been spent improving things in the rainforest, and a new music house - a large barn with recording equipment - had been built on the request of the tribe.
Baka Beyond's sound is a combination of music influenced by the Baka people, African rhythms and traditional Celtic tunes. Each musician has contributed their own style to the band. Generally, their songs contain strong rhythms, traditional Baka singing style and exotic instruments including marimba, djembe, ning nong, soga, kongoma, panlogo, tama, kalabash and kora (African Harp). In some parts of Africa the term "marimba" refers to the Kalimba. A djembe (ˈdʒɛmbeɪ JEM-bay) also known as djimbe, jenbe, jembe, yembe, or sanbanyi in Susu is a skin covered The talking drum is a West African Drum whose pitch can be regulated to the extent that it is said the drum " talks " The kora is a 21- string Harp - Lute used extensively by peoples in West Africa. They often perform with the Rinky Dink. Rinky Dink is a mobile musical Sound system that operates on power provided by two Bicycles and solar panels It tours the world as part of many musical