Bakola-Bagyeli pygmy boy
1. Bakola boy.


Bakola men, women and children

(BaKola Pygmies / BaGyeli Pygmies of Cameroon)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
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Soundscape: camp in the Cameroonian rainforest
at sunset; in the background, cylindrical single-skin
drum and rainforest sounds (Bakola Pygmies of Cameroon).
Pygmy child
2. Bakola child
on the threshold
of a mud hut.
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Bakola-Bagyeli pygmy man
3. Bakola man.
Bakola-Bagyeli pygmy woman
4. Bakola woman
performing a
female polyphony.
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Bakola-Bagyeli pygmy woman
5. Bakola woman
with an elaborate
Elderly Bakola-Bagyeli pygmy man
6. Bakola man
in front of a
canopy of leaves.
Child (Bakola-Bagyeli Pygmies from Cameroon)
7. Bakola child
with wet face, while
he is washed in a
plastic basin.
Bakola Pygmy children
8. Bakola children in a rainforest camp.
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.

Photo potraits (Bakola-Bagyeli Pygmy people), with soundscape and descriptive 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 13:02. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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