While walking around the Rupununi, I had a stunning experience about the soundscape of threatened landscape!
There was a burnt area at some place in the forest, which locals would use for culture.
It sadened me that this parcel of Nature had gone to fire.
On the other hand, I discovered Nature were responding to these wounds.
In fact, insects were screeching very loud in this area in a way of an alarm would do. This was a really outstanding soundscape. It is the first time I experience this kind of encounter.
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.
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!
Obviously the soundscapes in here is incredible, rich as they are so many insects, birds and animals striving in this area!
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!
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.