Pygmy child next to a leaf hut
1. Baka child in front
of a leaf hut.
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and leaf huts
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Baka Children

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(Baka Pygmies of Cameroon,
Gabon and Congo)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
.Luis Devin - Ai confini del gusto.
Soundscape: Baka children's voices in a
rainforest camp (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon).
Pygmy child with painted face
Young Pygmy girl
2. Child with her face painted
for protection purposes.
3. Young Baka girl.
Pygmy child in front of a mud hut
4. Baka child between the
support posts of a hut.
Go to the page: Semi-sedentary villages
and mud huts
Pygmy game with an old tire
5. Child with an old tire,
collected along a track
and used to play games.
Go to the page: Other daily activities
and games
Pygmy child near a mud hut
6. Baka child near the
wall of a mud hut.
Go to the page: Semi-sedentary
villages and mud huts
Pygmy children who smile and cry
7. Young girl comforting
her younger brother.
Go to the page: Parental care
Luis Devin with Pygmy children in a rain forest camp
8. Luis Devin in a group of Baka children and girls.
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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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Baka children (rainforest of Central Africa), with soundscape and descriptive notes (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon, Gabon and Congo).

Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
Page URL: http://www.pygmies.org/baka/children.php

Photos, videos and sounds are available for licensing, both for multimedia use and paper publications. For the terms and conditions, contact the author from the Contact page.


The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka Pygmy people live, is 19:09. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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