Rainforest Music Festival to kick off in Sarawak

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Rainforest musicThe annual Rainforest World Music Festival, set in the jungles of Sarawak, Malaysia, is set for a three-day weekend of music and dance from June 28-30 at the Cultural Village near the capital Kuching.

The festival is organised by the Sarawak Tourism Board, which also organises the annual Borneo Jazz Festival in Miri, in northern Sarawak, another major draw for Sarawak’s tourism.

The programme of the 2013 edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival was announced on May 30 at a press conference in Kuching.

The line-up this year includes 13 international artists and 8 Malaysian bands playing a wide range of world music genres. The festival will continue its popular formula of having the afternoon dedicated to informative musical workshops, ethno-musical lectures, jamming sessions and mini concerts held in the ethnic houses within the Sarawak Cultural Village. This part of the programme takes place before the main evening performances on two outdoor stages with the jungle ambience.

The festival will present more of Sarawak’s local talent compared to the previous years. This is consistent with the feedback received from the festival-goers from the previous festivals. Organisers believe that the opportunity of sharing the same stage with international acts will enable Sarawak’s local musicians to be exposed to the international music scene. This year the Rainforest World Music Festival will present the rare and dying art of the nose flute along with Sarawak and Malaysian folk music intertwined with Chinese traditional instruments.

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The annual Rainforest World Music Festival, set in the jungles of Sarawak, Malaysia, is set for a three-day weekend of music and dance from June 28-30 at the Cultural Village near the capital Kuching.

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Rainforest musicThe annual Rainforest World Music Festival, set in the jungles of Sarawak, Malaysia, is set for a three-day weekend of music and dance from June 28-30 at the Cultural Village near the capital Kuching.

The festival is organised by the Sarawak Tourism Board, which also organises the annual Borneo Jazz Festival in Miri, in northern Sarawak, another major draw for Sarawak’s tourism.

The programme of the 2013 edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival was announced on May 30 at a press conference in Kuching.

The line-up this year includes 13 international artists and 8 Malaysian bands playing a wide range of world music genres. The festival will continue its popular formula of having the afternoon dedicated to informative musical workshops, ethno-musical lectures, jamming sessions and mini concerts held in the ethnic houses within the Sarawak Cultural Village. This part of the programme takes place before the main evening performances on two outdoor stages with the jungle ambience.

The festival will present more of Sarawak’s local talent compared to the previous years. This is consistent with the feedback received from the festival-goers from the previous festivals. Organisers believe that the opportunity of sharing the same stage with international acts will enable Sarawak’s local musicians to be exposed to the international music scene. This year the Rainforest World Music Festival will present the rare and dying art of the nose flute along with Sarawak and Malaysian folk music intertwined with Chinese traditional instruments.

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