Rumble Inca Jungle
PERUVIAN AMAZON 2020
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 to claim the
Guinness World Record for The Longest Continuous Concert
By A Single Group.
Off on an adventure in the Amazon Rainforest, Rumble Inca Jungle. Let us know if you would like to Join Rumble Inca Jungle.
Included: All land & river transport, most meals (vegi ok), English-speaking naturalist guides, accommodations (3 & 4-star hotels & ship accommodations), entrance fees to attractions. Fitness Moderate with opportunities for strenuous day-hikes.
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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.
Music as the true international language
"Conservation is an activity but also a mind-set. We believe it is important to set aside, protect, and ensure the long-term viability of representative areas in the Amazon so that we AND the people of the Amazon can continue to learn about, benefit from, be inspired by, and enjoy the plants, animals, and habitats that those areas contain. We also believe that each of us as individuals, families, organizations, corporations and governments can and should find ways to conserve our planet by reducing unnecessary use, cutting down on waste, and making more efficient use of renewable resources. We owe this to future generations."
Our music adventure begins in Iquitos, Peru, with a backdrop of jungle mysteries, a land of "Wrath of God".
Our quest, to following the footsteps of 16th-century conquistador Don Lope de Aguirre on his expedition into the Amazon Jungle.
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.
Our "Eldorado" being the culture & music with impromptu gigs for children at school, with local musicians in parks and clubs; we use a universal language, Music Song & Dance, a Come Together of cultures.
Rumble Inca Jungle Highlights:
Flight to Iquitos, a Peruvian port city on the Amazon River and gateway to the jungle lodges and tribal villages of the northern Amazon.
Lat/lon -3.715043 -73.245375
All international flights first fly into Lima; depending on where people come from, some may arrive Lima the previous night and we can arrange an overnight hotel or they wait at the airport for early morning flight to Iquitos. Others arrive early morning into Lima and a connecting flight to Iquitos.Afternoon to settle in to our hotel.
Lat/lon -3.715043 -73.245375
Visit to the Kukama community; arts and music with the children.
The Kukama, population of about 2,000, are indigenous to the Peruvian Amazon. The Kukama language is endangered in that only the community elders are still fluent in the language.
Help us save their language.
The KuKama Indians live on tributaries of the upper Amazon River, 90-miles south-west of Iquitos, Peru. They, with their neighboring communities, own 1-million acres of protected rainforest, land that is free from timber and oil consortiums, nearly 90% unexplored. Conservation and protection of their ancestral rainforest is of their highest priority. Over generations they have accumulated an extensive knowledge of the plants and animals.
Off into the jungle for a 4-day/3-night experience to challenge our Spirit and learn from the Spirits of the Jungle.
SURVIVAL: With expert naturalists and jungle survival experts (with minimal but adequate supplies) under the stars of the Southern Hemisphere with the sights and sounds of true primary jungle - on a Hands-on Learning Experience:
- Construction of lean-to, how to select a site, the woods to use to set up shelter; how to use irapay palm fronds to rainproof.
- Construction of fire: wood that will have hard, dry interior even when waterlogged; use of copal resin as fire starter.
- Sources of pure water: Immature yarina fruits, puca huasca vine and cano huasca vine.
- Sources of food: Palm fruits, palm hearts from Euterpe and Iriartea genera, edible beetle grubs, legumes, especially from Inga genus, using barbasco sap to stun fish, canabrava to build fish trap, tamshi vine to make animal snare.
- Raft construction: Recognition of balsa wood, tied together with tamshi vine, oar from remo caspii.
- Mosquito repellent made from Nasutitermes termites.
- Weapons: Fishing spear from cumaceba, bow from cashapona, string from chambira, arrowshafts from bamboo and arrowheads from cumaceba.
- Survival Medicines: Venomous snakebite--piripiri leaves, venomous insect--curarina bark, fever--sanango root, disinfectant--pichirina sap, field dressing--fiber inside bark of machimango, antiparasitical--oje sap, dysentery or gastrointestinal distress--hierba luisa leaves.
"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Huxley.
- Iquitos: Visiting local atttractions.
Evening jam pool side at the hotel with local musicians.
Overnight local hotel.
- Iquitos: Day to rest up for the oncoming adventure.
Overnight local hotel
- And now on to Braking the Record!
"If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music." - Jimi Hendrix
- Overland transport to Nauta.
Nauta lat/lon -4.508340 -73.5833247
- Full Moon and the music begins!
We board our chartered ships.
- 6AM music begins.
Guests/sponsors explore local villages ~ Musicians carry on all night long!
- Slow cruise on the Amazon River
- 6AM with 48-hours under our belt: Day 3 pushing to be 66 hours.
Rumble Inca Jungle
*Included: All land & river transport, most meals (vegi ok), English-speaking naturalist guides, accommodations, entrance fees to attractions. Fitness Moderate with opportunities for strenuous hikes.
Best of all, your participation goes to support our communities and humanitarian projects around the world; We have already help fund the building of an orphanage in Nepal and are working with native communities in the Peruvian Amazon.
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