|1. Fish, shrimps and crabs.
(Baka Pygmies of Cameroon,Photos, texts and audio recordings
Gabon and Congo)
by Luis Devin
Soundscape: flowing river in the African rainforest.
Dam fishing, a prevalently female activity, is the most popular fishing technique used by Baka Pygmies, above all during dry seasons, when the water level is low and it is easier to drain the streams and find fish in the mud.
In small or large groups, and with a sense of great cooperation, women organize short expeditions towards water courses.
|4. Baka woman making
the dam with logs,
leaves and mud.
|6. Dam fishing products,
in a woven plant fiber basket.
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.www.luisdevin.comwww.facebook.com/LuisDevin
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The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka Pygmy people live, is 16:07. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).Go to the Baka Pygmies section index
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