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Video: Miss Rupununi 2022 Contestant Delivers Stunning Performance of Folksong and Dance

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Published: 29th of November, 2022 by Patrick Carpen

Last updated: April 21, 2023 at 0:17 am

The Miss Rupununi 2022 beauty and talent contest was pulled off during the two-night event of the Rupununi Expo 2022 at the Tabatinga Sports Complex in Lethem, Region 9. During the event, 8 Rupununi beauties contested for the crown of Miss Rupununi 2022.

Contestant number 5, Miss Natoya Foo, who won the title of second runner up, delivered a stunning, breathtaking performance of a folksong and dance, entitled, “They Say Rupununi is Bush.”

The lyrics of the song, which is mostly in local Creolese dialect, addresses some of the misconceptions people elsewhere may have about the Rupununi Savannahs while highlighting the pride, beauty, and culture of the Rupununi people.

Have fun and leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Credits: Rupununi Chamber of Commerce and Miss Natoya Foo


They said rupununi was Bush. 
Forgetting our greenery just lush. 
Trying to put we down
but nobody can't tek away we crown. 

Coming from far away 
they want to take advantage ah weh 
thinking we Amerindians not strong, 
but we coming down to prove you wrong. 

They said rupununi was Bush 
Forgetting our greenery just lush, 
don't you see the rupununian crown
 the kanuku standing for so so long. 

Aishalton with the petroglyphs, 
shea rock and moco-moco hydro. 
You evah went to ariwa Beach? 
Or taste our pepper pot, farine and tasso? 

The said rupununi was Bush 
Forgetting our greenery just lush, 
but you evah see we women? 
Man dem girls is a 10 outta 10 
know how to work the matapee, 
fetch cassava in a warshi 
and when the dance the matapee dance
man they would put you down in a trance.
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November 29, 2022 7:43 pm

Good talent!

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