|1. Hut without walls|
where people meet to
discuss, smoke, eat, etc.
Villages and Huts
Bakoya (Pygmies) and Bakota
(Bantu) architectural models
(Rainforest of Gabon)Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
Soundscape: tropical rainforest sounds (Central Africa).
|2. Bakoya Pygmy huts adjacent to a Bakota village;|
in the background, banana trees and rainforest vegetation.
|3. - 4. Mud huts of the Bakoya Pygmies and Bakota (Bantu).|
|5. Bakota mud hut|
with a rectangular plan:
an architectural model
also adopted by the
along the tracks
|6. Huts of mud and wood, in a village along a|
big track that crosses the gabonese rainforest.
7. Huts along a track; in the background,
behind the houses, a banana plantation.
Rain forest roads and tracks
|8. Mud hut with a veranda.|
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
HOME SECTION INDEX BACKVillages of the Bakoya Pygmies, with photos and ethnographic notes (Rainforest of Gabon).
Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
Page URL: http://www.pygmies.org/bakoya/villages.php
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The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the BaKoya Pygmy people live, is 23:18. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).Go to the Other Pygmy Peoples section index
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