Amazonas Peru ~ Guinness World Record for The Longest Continuous Concert
By A Single Group ~
The rainforest of Amazonas, Peru, spans over 26,000 square kilometers (10,000 sq. mi.) of unexplored high jungle mountains, white-water river canyons, and pristine lowland primary forest – home to the indigenous Awajún people and countless rare, endangered and unknown wildlife.
The Awajún, who for generations before Europeans arrived in South America... and to this day, share the forests with plants and animals in harmony as kindred Spirits.
Our Amazon Come Together Music Expedition:
The Rumble: A 10-day trip on the Marañón River from the town of Santa Maria de Nieva (Nieva for short) aboard a 70-passenger–cargo ship to the Amazon River jungle port of Iquitos. Along the way our 66-hours of Music to claim the Guinness World Record for The Longest Continuous Concert By A Single Group.
Optional trip to Cusco and the Inti Raymi Festival, the largest festival in Peru with a week of music, ruin exploration and Andean culture.
Awajún Territory, Amazonas Peru
Awajún Protected and Proposed Conservation Lands:
AMAZON COME TOGETHER!
Music Rumble Expedition 2024
Music/culture/adventure expedition following the exploits and camaraderie of a motley band of eXtreme musicians on an odyssey into local culture and music of Peru's Amazon jungle heralding those who work to save the rainforest. Impromptu gigs with jungle musicians ending with a concert of 66-hours non-stop music.
• Our Mission: The trees, the wildlife, and importantly those who call the rainforest "Home". To document the music, song and traditions of indigenous natives of the Peruvian jungle. To share our music and to learn from theirs. Allowing music, song and dance to give a voice to the children of the forest directly to the world.
Our trip is lead by anthropologist Dr. Peter Lerche.
May 30 - June 06: Oz Bayldon and group leaders meet with Awajún officials and community Chiefs.
Jun 05 - 06: Musicians on international flights to Lima, Peru, with a domestic flight to the jungle city of Tarapoto.
Arrival Tarapoto and charter flight to Santa Maria de Nieva on the Marañón River.
Santa Maria de Nieva, the capital of the province of Condorcanqui in the department of Amazonas Region. Here, at the confluence of the Marañón and Nieva rivers, the city of ~3,000 is home to Awajún, Huambisa and mestizo residents.
And the beginning of our river adventure.
June 07 The Pongo to Sarameriza: By river canoes we head down the Maranon River through the canyon, Pongo de Manseriche. The Pongo de Manseriche, about 5.8-miles (9.4km) long, cuts through the Kampankis Mountains. During June the canyon has mild rapids; during the heavier rain season, January through March, rapids may reach Class IV.
Our route takes us through the river canyon "Pongo de Monseriche".
It is a one-day trip to the town of Sarameriza. Here we board our passenger ship – sleeping arrangements are mostly in hammocks in covered second deck.
"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley.
June 08: An additional day’s trip follows to the port town of San Lorenzo, about 85 miles.
June 09 & 10: Over the next two days we build our river raft while participants fly in from Tarapoto.
Building of our raft: example raft but ours will be larger and decorated appropriately for Music!
June 11 to 15: San Lorenzo to Iquitos. The following 5-days we continue down the Maranon River stopping at riverside towns during which time musicians play their 66-hours of music.
San Lorenzo to Iquitos ~ 350 miles
Shortly after the Maranon River becomes the Amazon River we reach the port city of Iquitos (500k population) for a music festival with local musicians.
June 15: Arrival to the town of Iquitos and a celebration of the Rumble Music.
June 16 & 17: in Iquitos (extra days in case of any delay on our river trip).
June 18: domestic flight to Cusco and the Inti Rami Festival.