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RAINFOREST AND AFRICAN PYGMIES

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

Ritual song
PHOTO: Young Baka singing a ritual polyphonic song (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).
SOUNDSCAPE: Aka dance accompanied by polyphonic singing and rhythmic claps (Aka Pygmies of the Central African Republic)


"Boys from distant camps came in the evening to hear you sing. Their eyes on fire like trees burning in the night.
Their hands were roots.
Your body was the earth."


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