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RAINFOREST AND AFRICAN PYGMIES

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

Funeral dance
PHOTO: Baka dancers performing a night ritual dance (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).
SOUNDSCAPE: fragment of a ritual dance (Baka Pygmies of Gabon)


"All night long we dance and it seems as if we are spilling out into the forest, over the waters of the river, into the hollow trunks of the trees. Our shouts fill the paths and the clearings. Our skin releases the smell of our bodies on the wind, the smell of children of the forest. Without meaning to we are flowing out of ourselves, spreading far and wide. Without realizing it we are everywhere..."

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