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

BAKA PYGMIES - RITUAL SONG (CAMEROON)

African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples


Ritual song, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Young Baka singing a ritual polyphonic song (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"Boys from distant camps came in the evening to hear you sing. Their eyes on fire like trees burning in the night.
Their hands were roots.
Your body was the earth."


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 dance accompanied by polyphonic singing
and rhythmic claps (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=49       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 01:10.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).