January 23, 2018

A Remote Beauty

Located in Region Seven (Cuyuni/Mazaruni) is the picturesque community of Kako. The village lies on the bank of the pristine Kako River.
This Akawaio community of over 700 residents still upholds its indigenous traditions. Though residents speak English, within the community they prefer to speak Akawaio in an effort to preserve their culture.
Kako means ‘jasper’ in Akawaio, the reddish stone found in the area.
Toshao of Kako village is Casey Hastings. (Photos credit: Bassu Dwarkha)

Along the Mazaruni River, Region Seven

Entrance to Kako village

Making cassava bread in Kako

Scenic view of a landing closeby to Kako