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

BAKOYA PYGMIES - SINGING WOMEN (GABON)

African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples


Singing women, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Bakoya Pygmies, Gabon)
Bakoya women performing a ritual dance (Bakoya Pygmies, Gabon).

"E all'improvviso gli uomini non sanno che fare. Capiscono di non essere in grado di finire il lavoro da soli. Hanno bisogno di aiuto... Tutti insieme risalgono il sentiero proibito e arrivano all'accampamento. E dicono: donne! Insegnateci a insegnare ai nostri figli come si sta al mondo."

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


Soundscape: polyphonic song recorded in a Bakoya village
in the rainforest of Gabon (Bakoya 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=58       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 21:19.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).