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Do they yodel in Africa (or is it Japan) ?: Geinoh Yamashirogumi

14 September 2008

by this week’s guest: Diane

In 1982, the collective Geinoh Yamashirogumi released an album of african a cappela songs. One of these include a distinctive call and response women choir that reminds me of the Pygmy tribes and contains seminal yodel techniques.

From Geinoh Yamashirogumi’s album: Africa Genjoh (The African Vision Singing)