By Boyd Matson
If you get a chance to go to a pygmy pool party don’t miss it. The Ba’Aka or pygmies as they are commonly called can put on quite the show. In a kind of water fight slash dance party atmosphere the ladies play the river like a conga drum, or maybe I should say Congo drum since we are in the Congo Basin in the Central African Republic. Then comes what I call the “Unofficial Pygmy Olympic Diving Championship.” I recently put up a few photos of one of these impromptu shows that I was lucky enough to witness on my trip to the CAR, but now comes the video from that day. Clearly everyone is having a great time. It’s a day I will never forget.
Boyd Matson hosts National Geographic Weekend, a weekly radio program. Visit www.NGWeekend.com to find out where you can hear the show.