Bedzan Pygmy woman preparing food
1. Bedzan woman
peeling peanuts.

Food Preparation

(Bedzan Pygmies of Cameroon)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
.Luis Devin - Ai confini del gusto.
Soundscape: rhythmic sound of the pounding
of manioc leaves in a mortar, in a rainforest camp (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon).
Bedzan-Tika Pygmy women cooking manioc leaves
Bedzan Pygmy girl cooking corn
2. Manioc leaves preparation.
3. Bedzan girl peeling corncobs.
Bedzan Pygmy woman with banana-plantains
4. Elderly woman
with plantains.
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Corn and vegetables on a pot, plantains in a basket
5. - 6. Containers
for food gathering
and cooking.
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Basenji dog among Bedzan Pygmis
7. Basenji hunting dog on corncobs.
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.

Food preparation (Bedzan Pygmies), with photos and ethnographic notes (Bedzan 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 Bedzan Pygmy people live, is 21:10. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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