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

BAKA PYGMIES - ARCHED HARP (CAMEROON)

African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples


Arched harp, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Baka father teaching his son to play an arched harp (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"Dicono che se mai un giorno tornerò la gente mi verrà incontro, e sentirò ancora quel canto... Mekà, padre affettuoso ed esperto cacciatore, andrà a prendere l'arpa. E mi toccherà le braccia e i capelli per essere sicuro che io non sia solo un'ombra, uno spirito che ha preso le mie sembianze..."

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


Soundscape: Baka arched harp. In the background, sounds
and voices of a rainforest camp (Pigmei Baka del Camerun).




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=64       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 13:14.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).