Photo gallery with soundscapes and quotes from the book The Forest Has You

BAKA PYGMIES - THE GREAT HEALER (CAMEROON)

African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples


The great healer, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Baka dancer performing a ritual dance (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"Recognizing the shape of the flames in the sacred fire, reading the embers: this how the great medicine men discover the seed of a disease. The cause of a misfortune could be concealed in the powdering ashes... Following the glowing trail of a spark could reveal where the forest game is hidden..."

Luis Devin, The Forest Has You. Story of an Initiation
Italian edition: La foresta ti ha. Storia di un'iniziazione
(Castelvecchi - LIT Edizioni)


Soundscape: fragment of a ritual dance
(Baka Pygmies of Gabon).




Photo gallery about African Pygmies and the rainforest, with soundscapes from pygmy camps and the forest.

      Page URL: http://www.pygmies.org/rainforest-pygmies/photo-gallery.php?photo=19       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 09:41.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).