Trinity University Press

Michael Obert

Michael Obert is an award-winning German author and journalist. Over the past twenty years he has traveled to the remotest parts of the world, with a particular focus on covering Africa and the Middle East. His seven-month journey from the source of the Niger River to its mouth brought fame with his best-selling book Regenzauber (On the River of Gods). Song from the Forestis his first film. He lives in Berlin.

Song from the Forest

For twenty-five years American Louis Sarno has been recording the polyphonic and hypnotic music of the Bayaka people in Central Africa. His book is a first-person narrative of his life among a hunter-gatherer people and an account of their culture’s extraordinary beauty. Sarno recounts his efforts to protect the Bayakas’ fragile existence in an increasingly destructive world.   Song from the...

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