“Each of us is one key of a keyboard.”

Annai runway, Annai, Guyana

Meet the Makushi, a First Nation whose population of 15,000 straddles three South American countries and has withstood many challenges to its culture. In “Playing the Right Chord in the Rupununi,” my latest piece for Unmapped, I catch up with one of the Makushi’s community leaders and discuss how the Makushi of Guyana are dealing with mining companies and the influence of their larger neighbor to the south, Brazil.

Oh, and you’ll also encounter the Double Wheel Meat Shop and Disco, a cabbie named Rasta, and a sprinkling of reggae-flavored Christmas carols.


About OmnivorousTraveler

Darrin DuFord is a travel writer, mapgazer, and jungle rodent connoisseur. His writing has won numerous awards and has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, BBC Travel, Gastronomica, Roads & Kingdoms, Narratively, and Perceptive Travel, among other publications. He is the author of Breakfast for Alligators: Quests, Showdowns and Revelations in the Americas (released in July 2016) and Is There a Hole in the Boat? Tales of Travel in Panama without a Car, silver medalist in the 2007 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards.
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4 Responses to “Each of us is one key of a keyboard.”

  1. Pat Hunte-Cusack says:

    Dear Darrin – I sent you an personal email today to Darrin@OmniverousTraveler.com and was told it was undeliverable. I’m at a loss to know how come. Regards, Pat

  2. Pat Hunte-Cusack says:

    p.s. I love “Each of us is one key of a keyboard.” Usually I say “everything is interrelated.” I prefer yours!

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