Bakola-Bagyeli Pygmy hut
1. Bakola hut
in a forest camp.

Camps and Huts

(BaKola Pygmies / BaGyeli Pygmies of Cameroon)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
.Luis Devin - Ai confini del gusto.
Soundscape: tropical rainforest sounds (Central Africa).
Bakola pygmy village along a rainforest river
2. Huts of a village along a river.
Mooring in a rainforest river
3. River mooring near a forest camp.
Interior of a Pygmy hut
4. Interior of a Bakola mud hut,
with fireplace, shelf for firewood
and meat smoking, oil lamp
and woven plant fiber pannier
to transport food and materials
from the rainforest.
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and material culture
Pygmy huts
5. Mud hut (left) and leaves hut (right).
Bagyeli Pygmies house
6. Reed structure of a Bakola mud house.
Rainforest path leading to a Bakola village
7. Path leading to a forest camp.
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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.

Villages of the Bakola-Bagyeli Pygmies, with photos and ethnographic notes (BaKola Pygmies / BaGyeli Pygmies of Cameroon).

Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
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The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the BaKola-BaGyeli Pygmy people live, is 19:54. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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