Monday, July 09, 2007

Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival - East-bound sound

The festival that brings together musicians from all continents and puts Sarawak on the world map is back.

A custom that the Rainforest World Music Festival has managed to cultivate is in bringing back music lovers who have attended the festival held at the foothills of Mount Santubong in Sarawak again and again.

Not surprisingly, in conjunction with the Rainforest World Music Festival’s 10th anniversary, bands that have performed here before are making a return to celebrate the occasion.

One such band is Mas Y Mas, based in Britain, that plays Latino-Flamenco/Afro-Cuban dance music. The last time it was here was in 2004 when the members wowed the audience with sounds from the Spanish guitar, a 100-year-old double bass and congas, just to name a few exotic instruments.

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