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    American Lives with Pygmies in CAR

    Louis Sarno, an American, has lived with the Baaka people in Central African Republic for the past 27 years, recording their music and learning their culture. (VOA Photo Gabe Joselow)
    Louis Sarno, an American, has lived with the Baaka people in Central African Republic for the past 27 years, recording their music and learning their culture. (VOA Photo Gabe Joselow)
    Gabe Joselow
    Louis Sarno first came to the Central African Republic (CAR) from the United States 27 years ago to study and record the music of the Pygmies in the southwest corner of the country.  But after the work was done, he decided to stay, and has lived in the village life ever since.  VOA East Africa Correspondent Gabe Joselow met up with Sarno near the town of Bayanga to hear his story.

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