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Anyone make it out to our Honolulu screenings?

Honolulu!! Are you ready for us? We're playing tonight!! OKA! will screen April 17, 18, and 20 at the Honolulu Academy of Arts in the Doris Duke Theater. Please join us!

Tuesday Apr 17 01:00 PM Tuesday Apr 17 07:30 PM Wednesday Apr 18 01:00 PM Wednesday Apr 18 07:30 PM Thursday Apr 19 01:00 PM Friday Apr 20 01:00 PM Friday Apr 20 07:30 PM
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We're coming to Honolulu!! See details at the link!

Another fascinating video to share today. This one takes us with the Bayaka tribe out hunting. Take in the beautiful sights and sounds of this unique forest community.

The Bayaka people are hunter-gatherers, living in a close relationship with the rainforest. This video shows the method by which communities hunt with nets t...
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Some stunning footage of the Bayaka in this video from the organization charity: water. They worked with the Bayaka back in 2010, but I'm sure they would still accept much-needed donations today!

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charity: water is with Jim Hocking.

This September, we want your help in bringing clean and safe drinking water to all the Bayaka people in Central African Republic. In this video, Jim Hocking, ou...r partner at ICDI, tells the story of the Bayaka people and their struggles to survive. Please click ‘share’ below to share the video with your friends.

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Exciting news! OKA! WILL OPEN IN PORTLAND MARCH 23 AND SCREEN IN HONOLULU APRIL 17, 18 and 20

Some of you have been inquiring -so - just to clarify - OKA! will be opening in Portland next Friday - March 23! We can't wait to share the movie with you all!

TONIGHT!!! We open in Austin! See you soon, Texas!

Just a reminder - we open in Austin this Friday, March 9! We'll also be playing at Cornell in Ithaca this weekend. Details in the link. Hope to see some of you at the theater!

Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig. With his first foray into motion-capture, director Steven Spielberg returns to the adventurous fun of his Indiana Jones days. And thanks to the freedom this new animation technology offers, here 'everything he did in live- act...
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This week! We open at the Regal in Austin on Friday, March 9. Don't miss it!

Find Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills movie times and tickets, box office information, driving directions, and more on Fandango.
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The Washington D.C. program VOA covers OKA!, including an interview with director Lavinia Currier.

VOA's Carolyn Turner profiles a new film called 'Oka' based on a true story that happened 25 years ago from the memoir penned by ethno-musicologist Louis Sar...
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Found this great video of Bayakan dancing and music and just had to share. Enjoy!

Bayaka villagers dance and sing in the southern Central African Republic. The Bayaka live in southwestern Central African Republic and northern Congo and are...
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Want details about our upcoming screenings in Austin, Portland and Ithaca? Check out our latest newsletter in the link!

If you're in Tampa/St. Petersburg, come check out a screening of OKA! this Friday, March 24 at 7pm at the Eckerd College Environmental Film Festival. Entry is FREE and open to the public!

25 years ago, ethnomusicologist Louis Sarno traveled from New Jersey to the forests of Central Africa to record the music of the Bayaka Pygmies. OKA! tells the adventure of his life in Africa with his adopted family. The Bayaka maintain a tenuous balance between their traditional forest existence an...
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Hope all our fans in the US enjoyed the long holiday weekend. Thought we'd share a blast from the recent past with you, just because it's so good. In case you haven’t heard…. NPR's “All Things Considered” radio show recently featured OKA! and an interview with
filmmaker Lavinia Currier.

Robert Siegel interviews filmmaker Lavinia Currier about the music used in her film Oka!, which depicts the journey of Louis Sarno, who traveled to the Central African Republic as an ethnomusicologist to record the music of the Bayaka pygmies. Like Sarno, the Oka! film crew traveled to the Central A...
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Travel blog Perceptive Travel gives the OKA! soundtrack another great review! If you haven't bought it yet, you can get it today on iTunes!

World music reviews from Perceptive Travel webzine of Putumayo Presents, Da Cruz, and Chris Berry & The Bayaka of Yandoumbe. By Tim Leffel.
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Our Bayaka instrument of the week, the earth bow, turns the earth itself into a resonator. The cord is plucked while the string tension is altered by pushing the end of the sappling down or up. By plucking the string a deep bass sound is created. The earth bow is often made by the Bayaka people while on hunting trips.

Musical instruments of the Baka Pygmies of South East Cameroon
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