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Francis Bebey

If you’ve been intrigued by Peter Gabriel and Karl Wallinger’s descriptions of Francis Bebey in the Big Blue Ball video and podcasts available on the site, this charming clip is for you.

Peter said of Francis Bebey, “We were hypnotised…he embodied wisdom in lots of ways and it was a real delight”. Karl Wallinger, Peter’s co-pilot in the Recording Week sessions talks of his amazement at the music Francis produced from his tiny, single note, bamboo flute, describing the sound as “one of the prime numbers of music”.