Bakola-Bagyeli Pygmy men, sitting in front of a mud hut
1. Bakola men
outside a mud hut.


The Bakola / Bagyeli Pygmies

(Rainforest of Cameroon)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
.Luis Devin - Ai confini del gusto.
Soundscape: Bakola dance with accompaniment of
single skin drum and claps. In the background,
rainforest sounds (Bakola Pygmies of Cameroon).
Bakola Pygmy hunter with hunting nets
2. Bakola net hunter
leaving for an
antelope hunt.
Go to the page: Hunting activities
Rainforest huts in a Bakola-Bagyeli Pygmy camp
Wood transportation by pygmy pirogues
3. Bakola huts in a camp in
the rainforest of Cameroon.
Go to the page: Camps and huts

4. Firewood transportation
by pirogue on a river.
Bakola-Bagyeli Pygmy child
5. Bakola child sitting
at the entrance
of a mud hut.
Go to the page: Portraits of Bakola
men, women and children
Caterpillar and terrestrial turtle
6. - 7. Edible caterpillar and tortoise.
Go to the page: Food gathering and food preparation
Lithic chopping board and pebble for seed crumbling
8. - 9. Pannier for food and forest material
gathering; stone chopping board
and pebble to crumble seeds.
Go to the page: Basket weaving and other daily activities
Luis Devin in a large pirogue on a river
10. Large pirogue dug out
of the trunk of a tree.
Go to the page: Net fishing in rain forest
rivers (Baka Pygmies)
Luis Devin with Bakola-Bagyeli Pygmies in a camp
11. Some members of a Bakola family
in a rainforest camp.
Go to the page: Fieldwork audio-photo gallery
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.

Introduction on the Bakola-Bagyeli Pygmies (Rainforest 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 BaKola-BaGyeli Pygmy people live, is 12:02. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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