Aka Pygmies on the tour bus
1. Bus transfer.


(Italian concert tour of a group of Aka Pygmies
from the Central African Republic's rainforest)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
.Luis Devin - Ai confini del gusto.
Soundscape: Aka mono-heterochord musical bow (with mouth
resonator) soundcheck. In the background, Fiesole cathedral's bells.
Aka Pygmies at the Fiesole Roman Theatre
2. Concert rehearsal at
the Fiesole Roman Theatre.
Pygmy musical bow
3. Mic test on the Castelnovo ne' Monti
stage, in the Reggian Apennine, for
the Confusion& Festival (2001).
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Aka Pygmies on a pickup truck
4. Transfer to the concert hall on a pickup
truck, with Aka musical instruments,
including a long reed trunk (idiophone
struck directly: individual percussion
tube), used for accompaniment to
dance and choral singing.
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Canto corale dei Pigmei Aka
5. Choral singing in the lobby of
a hotel, after a concert of the tour.
Aka Pygmy girl smoking a cigarette
6. Relax moment in the Viterbo's
countryside, in a day off from
the concert tour in central Italy.
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Luis Devin with Aka Pygmies
7. Luis Devin, Piero Pelù and Giovanni Lindo
Ferretti with Aka Pygmies after a concert.
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The author:
Music anthropologist and writer, he has carried out field research in central Africa, where he lived with the Baka Pygmies and other forest peoples, whose music, rituals and survival strategies he has been studying for more than a decade.


Backstage of the Aka Pygmies Italian Concert Tour (Italian concert tour of a group of Aka Pygmies from the Central African Republic's rainforest).

Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
Page URL: http://www.pygmies.org/aka/backstage.php

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The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Aka Pygmy people live, is 19:56. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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