Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival celebrates 13th glorious year

TWO Sarawak groups are among the world class performers at this year’s Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF).

The two are Pingasan’k, a Bidayuh band from Kampung Benuk, and Bakieh, a group from Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV).

This year’s festival will see 20 groups representing various countries performing at the festival.

The line-up include Reelroad’b (Russia), Novalima (Peru), I Beddi (Italy), Braagas (Czech), Bisserov Sisters (Bulgaria), De Temps Antan (Canada), Minuit Guibolles (France), Layatharanga (India) and Farafina Burkina Faso (Mali), Kimura-Ono-Duo (Japan), Debu (Indonesia), Galadum Galundaina (Portugal), Monster Ceilidh Band, (UK) Shanbehzadeh Ensemble (Iran), Leila Negrau (Reunion Island), Yerboli (China), Musafir Gypsies, (Rajasthan), Codey Ledet and his Zydeco Band (USA).

The 13th edition of the festival will take place at its permanent venue at Sarawak Cultural Village, about 30 kilometres from Kuching, from July 9 to 11.

The festival is expected to attract over 22,000 weekend revellers of which 60% of them are expected to be from outside Sarawak.

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