Warmth-fully welcomed in the community of Surama

Savannah Village
the village main benab

Here in the community of Surama, time stands still. It is obvious that very few human activities have shaped the lands, giving us a chance to witness what is a pristine landscape that kept its integrity.

large benab

The local community lives in harmony with mother nature,  they eat plants that they grow themselves and fish from the river. A simple and happy way of living!
Recording Wild Soundscapes
Obviously the soundscapes in here is incredible, rich as they are so many insects, birds and animals striving in this area!

Arriving in the Rupununi: an uncharted landscape

on the track in Rupununi

The Rupununi is a wonderful place, mixed Savannahs in between Brazil and Guyana. It has an almost untouched nature scenery far from the civilized modern world! Despite its vast rich biodiversity, it has almost no tourist or very few due to various dangerous factors (crimes, …) but also the difficulty of transportation. An undiscovered place I couldn’t miss out!
Rupununi Skyline

The track to get there is a long long road crossing the rainforest from Georgetown, the one and only road in the inner country. It is ground, sand and mud all along. We drove all night long and a part of the next day with really bad road conditions. We even had a breakdown of some sort, hopefully the driver was smart enough and after 3 hours we could drive again. There are many checkpoint and it is kind of frightening as many officers look suspiciously to us. I have been told it is a really dangerous place, and anything can happen, and nobody will know.

After maybe 16 hours of bumpy, shaky treatment, we could finally enjoy the scenery.

I found very nice local people living there in the Amerindian village of Surama.
Just walking few steps out of the track and I could find a no man’s pristine nature. What a gift from the god! I recorded incredible rich soundscapes.

Recording south America Savannah