Music and Dances
Musical instruments, musicians and dancers
(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 dance accompanied by polyphonic singing
and rhythmic claps (Aka Pygmies of the Central African Republic).
|2. Tuning of an arched harp
during the rehearsals for a
concert of the tour.
|3. Aka drummers with cylindrical single
skin drums on stage at the Fiesole
Roman Theatre, during the rehearsals for a
Pygmy music and dance show at the "Estate
Fiesolana" festival (2001).
Aka Pygmies Italian Concert Tour
|4. Aka dancers during a performance
in a meadow of Bismantova Stone,
a mount near Castelnovo ne' Monti,
in the Reggian Apennine.
|5. The "N'zamba Lela Group" (Aka Pygmies of the Central African Republic)
on the stage of a theater during the performance of a polyphonic choral song.
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 14:50. 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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