Thursday, July 03, 2008

KL to get preview of Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival

KUCHING: Preview shows will be held in Kuala Lumpur and here to give music lovers a taste of the annual Rainforest World Music Festival, which kicks off at the Sarawak Cultural Village near here on July 11.

Sheldon Blackman and The Love Circle from Trinidad and Tobago and local band Akasha will perform in the first preview show at Borneo Rainforest Cafe in the federal capital on Saturday.

Organiser Sarawak Tourism Board chief executive officer Gracie Geikie said the Sheldon Blackman band would join three other groups - Pinikpikan (Philippines) and two local groups - Kani'd and Tuku Kame - for the three preview shows, begining 7pm, in the city.

She said children with special needs would be entertained at the amphitheatre adjacent to the Sarawak Club on July 8.

Two similar shows will take place the next day at the newly-opened shopping malls - The Spring and Boulevard.

State Assistant Minister for Tourism Hamden Ahmad said the nightly concert would showcase 17 international and local groups picked from some 450 musical groups which had offered to perform in the world renowned Rainforest Music Festival.

Geikie said last year's festival attracted some 22,000 music lovers, 59.4% of whom were foreigners, in addition to Malaysians from the peninsula as well as Sabahans.

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