Woman painted in red (Bakoya Pygmies)
1. Bakoya woman with
her face painted for a ritual.
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The Bakoya Pygmies

(Rainforest of Gabon)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
.Luis Devin - Ai confini del gusto.
Soundscape: community dance and voices in a
rainforest village (Pigmei Bakoya del Gabon).
A group of Bakoya Pygmies
2. Bakoya people performing a polyphonic song.
Children and pygmy drum players
3. - 4. Bakoya children; plastic drum players.
Go to the page: Bakoya Pygmy music and dances
Mud house (Bakoya Pygmies)
5. Mud hut in a
Bakoya camp, in the
Gabonese rainforest.
Go to the page: Villages and huts
Sunset over the Gabonese rain forest
Primates of the Gabonese rain forest
6. Sunset over the rainforest.
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7. - 8. Some primates hunted by the Bakoya
(Cercocebus agilis and Colobus satanas).
Go to the page: Primates of the African rainforest

Bakoya Pygmy dance
9. Bakoya dancers.
Go to the page: Music and dances
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.


Introduction on the Bakoya Pygmies (Rainforest of Gabon).

Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
Page URL: http://www.pygmies.org/bakoya/introduction.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 BaKoya Pygmy people live, is 20:15. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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