Friday, July 04, 2008

Sarawak Rainforest Music Festival enters a new decade

KUCHING: After the stirring 10th anniversary celebration last year, Rainforest World Music Festival is now ready to enter into a new decade with the promise of a better festival and more value-added experiences for audiences in coming years.

The festival, which won the Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Award in 2006, will be held from July 11 to 13 at the Sarawak Cultural Village, a 45-minute drive from here.

With 16 local and international groups performing this year, visitors can expect a myriad of world music performances, including Celtic fusion, Socca, folk, Baul fusion and traditional.

The three-day festival will feature the Ross Daly Quartet from Greece, Kasai Masai (Congo/UK), Hiroshi Motofuji (Japan), Oikyataan (India), Cholo Valderamma (Colombia), New Rope String Band (UK), Yakande (Gambia/Guinea), Pinikpikan (Philippines), Adel Salameh (Palestine), Beltaine (Poland), Sheldon Blackman and The Love Circle (Trinidad & Tobago), Fadomorse (Portugal) and Akasha (Kuala Lumpur).

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