Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival festival to feature Zee Avi

KUCHING: The Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2012, to be held from July 13 to 15, at the Sarawak Cultural Village will feature Sarawak's very own Zee Avi performing on its opening night.

State Tourism Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Openg recently said this would be the new approach for RWMF 2012 where local talents, globally known, would be promoted.

He said the Sarawak Tourism Board would slowly build up the festive mood from May onwards by staging performances by local arts schools and dance academy students at the Tourism Complex, Museum Garden and Kuching Waterfront.

"We want to provide an opportunity for our local performing arts students to pursue their career in music, apart from making Kuching a city of music," said Abang Johari.

As a festival which has been recognised as the top 25 best international festivals by Songlines, a renowned world music magazine, RWMF will continue to improve by inviting world music performers.

To date, 13 bands, made up of musicians from various countries, have confirmed their attendance.

These bands include Le Trio Joubran of Palestine; the Khusugtun of Mongolia; Raiz De Cafezal, a group of Brazillian Amazonian Indians; Oreka Tx, a Basque band from Spain; La Zikabilo of France; and the String Sisters, comprising fiddlers from Scandinavian countries, Scotland, Ireland and the United States.

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