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

BAKA PYGMIES - BAKA WOMAN (CAMEROON)

African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples


Baka woman, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Woman weaving plant fibers to make a mat, in a Baka Pygmy camp in the African rainforest (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"All'alba le donne berranno la pozione segreta, l'infuso a base di miele e altri ingredienti che solo le anziane iniziate conoscono. Così le loro gole potranno aprirsi, e tutta la foresta sentirà i loro canti propiziatori..."

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


Soundscape: Aka vocal polyphony
(Aka Pygmies of the Central African Republic).




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=22       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 18:15.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).