(Italian concert tour of a group of Aka PygmiesPhotos, texts and audio recordings
from the Central African Republic's rainforest)
by Luis Devin
Soundscape: Aka mono-heterochord musical bow (with mouth
resonator) soundcheck. In the background, Fiesole cathedral's bells.
|2. Concert rehearsal at|
the Fiesole Roman Theatre.
|4. Transfer to the concert hall on a pickup|
truck, with Aka musical instruments,
including a long reed trunk (idiophone
struck directly: individual percussion
tube), used for accompaniment to
dance and choral singing.
Aka Pygmy music and dances
|5. Choral singing in the lobby of|
a hotel, after a concert of the tour.
|6. Relax moment in the Viterbo's|
countryside, in a day off from
the concert tour in central Italy.
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.www.luisdevin.comwww.facebook.com/LuisDevin
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The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Aka Pygmy people live, is 22:47. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).Go to the Other Pygmy Peoples section index
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