billy-pygmy-band.jpgAfrique Profonde was founded in concept in 1998 by Marius Billy, a Bantu musician and ethnomusicologist from a small village in the interior of Congo - Brazzaville (the Republic of Congo).

The vision of Afrique Profonde is to see Pygmies across Central Africa with equal human rights, protected land for continuing their nature-based lifestyle and religion, and health programs for eliminating malaria in the Congo Basin.  

Afrique Profonde promotes these initiatives through international cultural exchange programs, artist-in- residency exchanges, eco-tourism, advocacy, and collaboration with other governmental and non-governmental organizations.

For an update on current projects, please visit our blog, or contact Marius Billy