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RAINFOREST AND AFRICAN PYGMIES

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

Polyphonic songs
PHOTO: A group of Baka women in the forest performing a song to bring good luck in the hunt (Baka Pygmies, Gabon).
SOUNDSCAPE: Aka vocal polyphony (Aka Pygmies of the Central African Republic)


"The night echoes with the Baka's singing: their voices wrap you round in silk, sweet as the honey dripping from the comb, hypnotic as a magic charm. In the crackling of the fires you enter a world of sounds never heard before, unexpected, yet immediately familiar. You have the impression that you have already heard and seen all of this. Already experienced it."

Luis Devin, The Forest Has You
(La foresta ti ha - Castelvecchi/LIT Edizioni)