|1. Mud huts in a|
(Baka Pygmies of Cameroon,Photos, texts and audio recordings
Gabon and Congo)
by Luis Devin
Soundscape: tropical rainforest sounds (Central Africa).
|2. Camp of huts with bark walls.|
|3. Mud hut with a large front shelter.|
Today, along the main rainforest tracks and near Bantu villages, the Baka also built less temporary camps, often consisting of huts larger and more solid than the traditional móngulu
huts of the forest camps
. These new homes have a rectangular plan and walls made of mud, bark or leaves, and they are mostly based on architectural models of the sedentary (Bantu) peoples living in the same areas, on the rainforest edge.
|5. Skeleton of a leaves hut|
in a semi-sedentary camp.
6. Interior of a mud hut.
|7. Entrance of a mud hut with|
a rectangular plan, with pot
lids and other objects, in a
semi-sedentary village in
the Gabonese rainforest.
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 21:19. 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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