• (moments and stages of the
    Italian concert tour of an
    Aka Pygmy group from the
    Central African Republic
  • (musicians and dancers,
    musical instruments,
    concerts and dance
  • (concert rehearsals,
    transfers, etc.)
  • (cooking, meals, trips
    and leisure time, etc.)
  • (Aka men and women
    of the N'zamba Lela Group)
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* In the native languages of other peoples in Central Africa, as well as in the anthropological literature, the Aka are sometimes referred to as Baaka Pygmies (name variants: Bayaka, Bayaga, Yaka, Biaka, Diaka, Akas, Moaka and Nyoyaka), or as Babenzele Pygmies (name variants: Bambenzele, Mbenzele, Ba-Benzele, Babenjele, Benjelle and Ba-Benjellé),or as Beka Pygmies, Pygmées de la Lobaye, Pygmées de Mongoumba or Pygmées de la Sangha, or, more generally, as Mbenga Pygmies (name variants: Bambenga, Babenga, Babinga, Binga, Mbinga, Babingas, Bingas, Ba-Binga and Yadinga).
With regard to the meaning, origin and use of the word "Pygmy", see this note on terminology.
Aka Pygmies from Central African Republic (Italian concert tour)       Page URL: http://www.pygmies.org/aka/       Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Aka Pygmy people live, is 03:01.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).