Photo gallery with soundscapes from Luis Devin's field research

BAKA PYGMIES - INITIATION RITE (1) (CAMEROON)

Photo Diary of the fieldwork in Central Africa


Initiation rite (1), from Luis Devin's fieldwork in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Luis Devin during the Baka initiation rite: ritual application of palm oil and coloring substances into the initiation hut (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

Soundscape: sounds of the Baka initiation camp
and surrounding rainforest. In the background, ritual
dance with initiates shouting (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon).




Photo gallery of Luis Devin's field research, with soundscapes from the camps and African rainforest.
Section: Baka Pygmies of Cameroon, Gabon and Congo.

      Page URL: http://www.pygmies.org/fieldwork/photo-diary.php?photo=9       Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka and the other Pygmy peoples live, is 21:39.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).