Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Seven performers thrill crowd on final day of 13th RWMF

KUCHING: Seven performers namely, Pingasan’K of Sarawak, Minuit Guibolles (France), Layatharanga (India), Musafir Gypsies (Rajasthan), Watussi (Columbia/Australia) and Leila Negrau (Reunion Island) mesmerised the audience at the final day of the 13th Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF).

Each of them combined various instruments and unique techniques to create high quality music to the delight and amazement of the crowd that gathered in front of the stage at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Santubong near here.

Pingasan’K is a group of Biannah Bidayuh musicians from Annah Rais Longhouse of the upper Padawan region in Sarawak that was specially formed to revive their traditional music and instruments.

According to them during a press conference on Sunday, their instruments are made from a section of bamboo found almost exclusively in the upper Padawan mountains.

The strings are formed by pulling up part of the bamboo peel and placing small bridges beneath.

Layatharanga of India which performed Indian Classical Music said in their country it would be a must for all ethnics to preserve their respective classical music.

“Classical music should come from the heart of the musician, those who listen to it not only get entertained but touched by the message which seems to come from the music,” its spokesman said.

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