Aka Pygmies in the wood
1. Trip on the Reggian Apennine.

Daily Activities

(Italian concert tour of a group of Aka Pygmies
from the Central African Republic's rainforest)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
.Luis Devin - Ai confini del gusto.
Soundscape: footsteps and bird songs in a forest
of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine (central Italy).
Aka Pygmy man climbing a tree
2. An Aka boy climbs
a tree in a wood near
Castelnovo ne' Monti
(Reggio Emilia).
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Food preparation (Aka Pygmies)
3. Aka women cooking meat
in the kitchen of a farmhouse
in the Tuscia (Etruscan
area on the northern border
of the Lazio region).
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(Baka Pygmies of Cameroon)
Pygmy dance of thanksgiving for the food
4. Dance of thanksgiving for the
food, improvised by the Aka in a
restaurant near Viterbo.
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BaAka Pygmies in the woods
5. Trip in a tuscan wood.
Luis Devin with a BaAka Pygmy group
6. Luis Devin with Aka people
during a trip on a day off
from the concert tour.
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Aka Pygmies at Pietra di Bismantova
7. Aka Pygmies walking toward the top of
Bismantova Stone (Emilia-Romagna region)
for a music and dance performance.
The author:
Music anthropologist and writer, he has carried out field research in central Africa, where he lived with the Baka Pygmies and other forest peoples, whose music, rituals and survival strategies he has been studying for more than a decade.

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Aka Pygmies daily activities during their Italian tour (Italian concert tour of a group of Aka Pygmies from the Central African Republic's rainforest).

Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
Page URL: http://www.pygmies.org/aka/daily-activities.php

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The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Aka Pygmy people live, is 22:48. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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