Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival 2014 to incorporate new elements

KUCHING: New elements will be brought into this year’s 17th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2014 at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Damai about 40 km from here.

Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) chief executive officer Datuk Rashid Khan said there would be an additional stage (theatre stage) for two bands to perform daily in the afternoon.

He said the afternoon performances would be held concurrently with the workshops being held in the various houses at the venue.

The festival is being held from 10 am to 12 pm for three consecutive days from June 20-22.

“A total of 23 bands comprising 16 international and seven Malaysian bands are lined up for the festival,” he told reporters after the launch of MyTeksi app here yesterday.

Rashid said its formula of afternoon informative workshops, ethno-musical lectures, jamming sessions and mini concerts, which precedes the evening performances on the main stage, would continue.

The festival is organised by STB and supported by the Sarawak Tourism Ministry and federal Tourism Ministry besides being endorsed by Tourism Malaysia.