|1. Bedzan player|
of open single-skin
Music and Dances
players and dancers
(Bedzan Pygmies of Cameroon)Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
Soundscape: Bedzan dance with polyphonic chant
and single skin drum (Bedzan Pygmies of Cameroon).
|2. Dance of an elderly|
Bedzan woman; in the
background, a basket for
fruits and small animals.
|3. Bedzan dance.|
4. Bedzan women singing a poliphonic song.
|5. Bedzan man hitting|
a single-skin drum for the
of a dance.
|6. Bedzan rattle,|
made according to
a non-pygmy model
(Tikar of Cameroon).
|7. Bedzan lamellophone|
(idiophone in board form,
with laced-on lamellae,
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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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 22:49. 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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