Bedzan Pygmy woman with pannier
1. Elderly woman with a large basket
composed of interwoven plant fibers.
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The Bedzan Pygmies

(Rainforest of Cameroon)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
Luis Devin - La Foresta ti ha
Soundscape: female polyphony with rattle accompaniment
(Bedzan Pygmies of Cameroon).
Bedzan Pygmy hunter with bow and arrows
2. Bedzan hunter
with bow and arrows;
behind him, other men
of the group with a
single-skin drum.
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Bedzan Pygmy village
Family in front of a pygmy hut (Bedzan Pygmies)
3. View of a Bedzan semi-sedentary camp.
4. Bedzan family in front of a mud hut.
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Preparazione del cibo (Pigmei Bedzan)
5. Woman sitting on
a woven mat with her
child and manioc leaves
(Manihot esculenta).
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Elderly Pygmy with rattle and pipe
6. Elderly Bedzan woman
with a pipe, rattle and
basket for the transportation
of chickens and plantains.
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Go to the page: Portraits of Bedzan
men and women
Luis Devin with Bedzan Pygmies
7. Luis Devin with a group of
Bedzan women in a camp.
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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 Bedzan Pygmies (Rainforest of Cameroon).

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 Bedzan Pygmy people live, is 18:53. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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