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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
The Washington D.C. program VOA covers OKA!, including an interview with director Lavinia Currier.
Found this great video of Bayakan dancing and music and just had to share. Enjoy!
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!
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.
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!
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.