About Us

Guyanese musician Rohan Sagar founded the Harpy Eagle Music Foundation. Rohan Sagar was born on the 24th November 1967 in the Rupununi, in the town of Lethem; a small outpost on Guyana's southwestern border with Brazil. The area known for rolling savannahs and imposing mountain ranges, is home to a number of Amerindian (indigenous) communities and also the northern ranges of the Kanuku Mountains.

Rohan spent the early years of his childhood in the Rupununi and several other remote parts of Guyana including living at the foot of the Pakaraima's mountain range and the Mazaruni. These early experiences left a great impression on him and greatly influenced his appreciation of and love for indigenous culture and musical heritage. Later, as his music career developed he expanded his interest in several music forms including the drums.

Rohan Sagar and several other likeminded musicians formally founded the Harpy Eagle Music Foundation in the 2005. The Foundation was started in response to the gradual erosion of the music of the indigenous peoples and Afro-Guyanese of Guyana.

The aims of the foundation are to

  • Support the preservation of ethnic and indigenous music & culture in Guyana;
  • Provide music education to hinterland communities;
  • Preserving traditional Guyanese music;
  • Promote peace through music and interaction