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The baboon dance, Senegal

When night falls in Niokolo Koba, the baboons start arguing over the best spots in the trees – as you can hear in this fantastic recording by George Vlad.

This was reimagined by Ricky Milano, who created a full electronica track from the sounds of these amazing animals:

“When I first heard the sound, it communicated to me strength, group, community.

“I imagined being there in the forest at night and hearing the calls and answers are baboons between tree and tree.

“This feeling inspired me a composition where the calls of the baboons are transformed into a rhythmic and tribal dance.”

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