Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sabah may introduce 'month of musical festivals' tourism package

Kota Kinabalu: Sabah may soon introduce another tourism package - a month of musical festivals.

Tourism, Culture and Environment Ministry is currently looking at the possibility of developing such a package to be included in the State tourism calendar.

Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun disclosed this during a press conference in conjunction with the 4th edition of the KK Jazz Festival, which will be held in the city on June 18-19, here Tuesday.

"We are looking at it (the package). This is not only for jazz but also other genre of music, eventually we will have a whole package of music shows in Kota Kinabalu," he said.

Apart from helping to promote Sabah through music, he said having this will also help to boost the interest in music among more Sabahans apart from providing a platform for those with musical talent.

On the KK Jazz Festival, he said interest and support from the local community has been growing since it was first introduced.

The two-day event is to be held at the Covered Tennis Court, Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club.

The festival promises to be another ground-breaking experience with a great line-up of artistes, a series of pre-festival fringe events, workshops as well as a jazz talent search.

KK Jazz Festival is an annual fund-raising jazz extravaganza organised by the Rotary Club of Kota Kinabalu (RCKK) with the support of the Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu Sabah (SPArKS).

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