February 14 – 16, 2014
Rupununi Music & Arts Festival was a first of its kind in Guyana. A camping opportunity, an environmental adventure, an exploration of a beautiful country, an Eco-oriented event… a musical experience like no other! By land and air from neighbouring Brazil, Suriname and Venezuela, by air from our close neighbours in South America and the Caribbean and from all over the world.
Videos from the festival
- First Rupununi Music, Arts Festival a big success (Government News Agency)
- First Rupununi Music, Arts Festival a big success (Kaieteur News)
- Rupununi Festival a big success (Guyana Chronicle Online)
- Rupununi Music and Arts Festival for Valentine’s Weekend (Caribbean Current)
- First Rupununi Festival a big success (Guyanese Online)
- Three Day Rupununi Festival successful (Omai Guyana)
Recognition from the Prime Minister
Festival organizer and proprietor at Rock View Lodge – host for the festival – Colin Edwards receives a check from Guyana Prime Minister Samuel Hinds in support of the Festival’s efforts. Prime Minister Hinds got into the spirit of the event, shown here surrounded here by members of the Makushi Culture Group from Surama Village.
Photos and videos from others
Images from the Cultural Centre Concert in Georgetown (Amanda Richards via Flikr)
Images and video from John Davidson
Music will be internationally flavoured, traditional and accessible, varied and interesting and in many languages, some of which you may never heard before. It will however be dynamic, with a mixture of solo and group performances, blues, jazz, folk, Indian, African and contemporary pop. The programme will be flexible allowing visitors time to enjoy the sheer beauty and tranquility of the grasslands whilst later in the day enjoying the diversity of quality music from around the world.
The 1st Rupununi Music and Arts Festival will be, above all, a multicultural experience!
Music will be traditional and accessible, varied and interesting and international artistes confirmed so far include Namvula (UK/Zambia), Keith Waithe (UK/Guyana), Iryna Muha (UK/Ukraine), Ramon Goose (UK), Marc Mathews (UK/Guyana), Pavel Váně (Czech Republic) and they will be joined by several local artistes including Ras Camo, Indus Voices & Dance Worqs, Drew Gonsalves (Canada), Surama Cultural Group (Guyana), Buxton Fusion and Tassa drummers.
Day tickets are $50 USD (adults), $25 USD for youths, and free for under 12 years old.
Tickets are not for sale at Rock View Lodge.
Accommodation & Packages
If you wish to spend the night at Rock View Lodge or the festival grounds, you must book in advance through Rock View. All prices shown are $USD.
OPTION A – Own vehicle in car park
includes outside showers & WC
$10 per person per night
OPTION B – 2-berth Benabs
air beds, 2-person sharing, outside showers & WC
OPTION C – 4-berth Benabs
air beds, 4-person sharing, outside showers & WC
OPTION D – 6-berth Benabs
air beds, 6-person sharing, outside showers & WC
Submitting payment for accommodation
Send cheque and your contact information to Rupununi Music & Arts Festival inc., c/o Cara Lodge, 294 Quamina Street, Georgetown. You will be advised once your payment has cleared and your names added to the attendance list.
Requesting additional information
Please use the contact form on the Festival website to contact us for additional information.