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

BAKA PYGMIES - FEMALE INITIATION (CAMEROON)

African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples


Female initiation, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Baka woman with painted face performing a ritual chant (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"Le donne all'accampamento non hanno ancora smesso di cantare. Le nostre madri, le nostre sorelle. Loro cantano per farci coraggio, ma non sanno esattamente quello che succede quaggiù, nella radura segreta..."

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=80       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 16:35.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).