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Lepdjom Lifestory 1
Mba tells a true story about how he got severy wounded by a wild pig
Story telling 8
After a night of dancing, a group gathers in front of the chief's house and tells stories. The story tellers and the audience is constantly changing. LeKe is telling a story
Story telling 9
After a night of dancing, a group gathers in front of the chief's house and tells stories. The story tellers and the audience is constantly changing. LeBiJe is telling the last story of this day. The audience is apparently very tired now and less interactive in comparison to the previous stories.
Life Story 1 Song Mahi
Ngo Nyem Marie, borne in Memel (Bipindi), complains about her miserable life, about how people despise her include her own daugther. She got an accident and lost and eye, but people laugh at he so much because of this
Story telling 6
After a night of dancing, a group gathers in front of the chief's house and tells stories. The story tellers and the audience is constantly changing. LeBwDi tells a story while the audience is still commenting on the story even though they are clearly tired from a night of dancing.
Story telling 1
After a night of dancing, a group gathers in front of the chief's house and tells stories. The story tellers and the audience is constantly changing. The chief opens the story telling event.
Story telling 3
After a night of dancing, a group gathers in front of the chief's house and tells stories. The story tellers and the audience is constantly changing. The chief's wife tells a story with a repetitive part which is accompanyed by short dances performed by LeAmPa, LeBiJe and another young man.
Lepdjom Lifestory 2
Mba reports an eye witness of how a Basaa man almost got killed by an elephant
Life Story 2 Song Mahi
Mba, the grand son of the Elderly Mba of Lepdjom, reports three stories about how the Bantu neighbours oppress Bakola, and how they struggle to resist to this
Lepdjom Lifestory 4
Mba reports a life story of how him and his entire family almost got shot in the night by a hunter as they were sleeping in the jungle
Story telling 2
After a night of dancing, a group gathers in front of the chief's house and tells stories. The story tellers and the audience is constantly changing. LeMiJe tells a story about killing a hyena while the chief is standing next to him and commenting on the story.
Storytelling 3 Kouambo
The story is about two friends, Panther and Pithon who are engaged in a kind of game of tricks. In the end, Pithon appears to be the wisest and the strongest one.
Storytelling 2 Kouambo
The story is about two friends, Panther and Pithon who are engaged in a kind of game of tricks. In the end, Pithon appears to be the wisest and the strongest one.
Free conversation 1 Song Mahi
A group of people from Lepdjom have come to Song Mahi. They are sitting at Simono's (whom they consider more or less as their legitimate Bantu master) talking to each other. The dominant language here is Basaa, but there are also casual use of Bakola
dancing preparation 1 Lepdjom
he research teams arrives at Lepjom. Emmanuel, Nadine and Christopher are welcomed by the Chief of the Camp and other attendants. The dancing will take place during the night. Before, Emmanuel has to set the electricity equipement. Before the dancing, the gifts are shared among all members of the village according to their respective families
dancing preparation 1 Lepdjom
he research teams arrives at Lepjom. Emmanuel, Nadine and Christopher are welcomed by the Chief of the Camp and other attendants. The dancing will take place during the night. Before, Emmanuel has to set the electricity equipement. Before the dancing, the gifts are shared among all members of the village according to their respective families
free conversation 1 Song Mahi video
After vocabulary elicitation with Emmanuel and his assistant, a group of people from Lepdjom are having a break. They talk to each other
Free conversation 4 Song Mahi (audio)
A group of people from Lepdjom have come to Song Mahi. They are sitting at Simono's (whom they consider more or less as their legitimate Bantu master) having conversation among each other.
negotiation Lepdjom
The morning after dancing night, people start arguing about the management of the gifts that the guests had brought for the dancing. The Chief seems to be targeted by most people. He has to talk to them quite roughly