Bakoya woman
1. Bakoya woman
painted in red
for a ritual.


Bakoya Women

(BaKoya Pygmies of Gabon)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
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Soundscape: voices in a rainforest village, during
a public ceremony (Bakoya Pygmies and Bakota of Gabon).
Bakoya/Bakola pygmy singer
2. Bakoya woman
singing during an
itinerant dance.
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Bakoya pygmy woman
3. Bakoya woman
with painted face.
Elderly Bakoya Pygmy
4. Elderly Bakoya woman
with an eye affected
by cataract.
Young Bakoya pygmy girl
5. Young Bakoya girl
with painted face and
an arm in a sling.
Bakoya/Bakola pygmy woman
6. Bakoya woman
singing a song.
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Bakoya elderly women
7. - 8. Elderly Bakoya women with painted face.
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.

Photo potraits (Bakoya Pygmy people), with soundscape and descriptive notes (BaKoya Pygmies of Gabon).

Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
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The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the BaKoya Pygmy people live, is 21:46. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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