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

BAKA PYGMIES - POLYPHONIC SINGING (CAMEROON)

African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples


Polyphonic singing, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Elderly Baka woman during an initiation song (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"The women's songs bring minutes of pure unearthly music, their voices cut through the air like shards of crystal, they pierce through your skin to the bone."

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=6       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 21:21.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).