All texts, photos, and audio recordings on the Pygmies.org website are by Luis Devin and come from his anthropological and ethnomusicological field researches.
Copyright © 1998-2012 Luis Devin. All rights reserved. Reproduction of texts, images, music, sounds, videos and website graphics, as well as the print or elaboration of the site content, is forbitten, also if partial or for non-commercial use.
The author's ethnographic archives, from which the material on this website is taken, currently include about 13 000 photographic documents and hundreds of hours of audio and video recordings of activities, music performances and rituals of the Baka and other African pygmy peoples, besides a large collection of musical instruments and other objects from their material culture.
To purchase publication rights for photos, music recordings or sounds present on the website or in the author's ethnographic archives, please contact him using the email address shown on the Contact page.
* The page background is inspired by abstract patterns painted on bark clothes by Mbuti women, in the Ituri rainforest (Mbuti Pygmies of the Northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo). The decorations of the barks, which may refer to the reality of rainforest environments and Pygmy camps without offering a direct representation of them, are carried out with various natural pigments, using flexible sticks, liana cords, small stamps, or simply the fingertips dipped into the color.
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