bonobos and PG

One of my favorite things in life... bonobos jamming with Peter Gabriel.  I first heard about this a few years ago in a lecture given by BioMusic researcher Dr. Patricia Gray at UNC-Greensboro.

The video below shows the bonobos Panbanisha and Kanzi playing the keyboard when Peter visited the Great Ape Trust research center.  The bonobos use graphic symbols called lexigrams to communicate with their researchers.  The beginning of the video shows lead researcher Sue Savage-Rumbaugh talking with the bonobos about what they are going to do.  After Kanzi plays (at the very end of the video) he wants to go out in the room with Peter and Tony Levin -- well, I would too!


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