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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Ritual dance, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Gabon)
Baka ritual dance in a forest camp (Baka Pygmies, Gabon).

"The hands of the trees quiver. The mouth of the path gapes open. The whole forest contracts and expands to the beat of the drums..."

Luis Devin, The Forest Has You. Story of an Initiation
Italian edition: La foresta ti ha. Storia di un'iniziazione
(Castelvecchi - LIT Edizioni)

Soundscape: fragment of a ritual dance
(Baka Pygmies of Gabon).

Photo gallery about African Pygmies and the rainforest, with soundscapes from pygmy camps and the forest.

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The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka and the other Pygmy peoples live, is 08:18.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).