Elderly Pygmy woman during a ritual dance
1. Elderly Baka woman
performing a ritual dance.
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Baka Women

–– Portraits ––

(Baka Pygmies of Cameroon,
Gabon and Congo)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
.Luis Devin - Ai confini del gusto.
Soundscape: voices in a Baka camp. In the background, insects
and birds of the surrounding rainforest (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon).
Pygmy woman with a pannier coming back from the gathering in the rainforest
2. Old woman with a pannier,
coming back from food
and material gathering
in the rainforest.
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Pygmy hair styling
3. Hair styling.
Go to the page: Portraits of Bakola
Pygmy woman with facial scarifications and a scarf
4. Baka woman with
facial scarifications
and a scarf.
Elderly Pygmy woman in the doorway of a bark hut
5. Woman in the doorway
of a bark hut, in a
rain forest camp.
Go to the page: Baka forest camps
Pygmy women with painted faces for a ritual ceremony
6. - 9. Women with painted faces, performing
polyphonic songs during a ritual ceremony.
Go to the page: Baka Pygmy music and musical instruments
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.


Baka women (rainforest of Central Africa), with soundscape and descriptive notes (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon, Gabon and Congo).

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

Photos, videos and sounds are available for licensing, both for multimedia use and paper publications. For the terms and conditions, contact the author from the Contact page.

The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka Pygmy people live, is 11:37. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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