Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival to bring life to the rainforests once more

KUCHING: The 18th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) will take place at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Damai from Aug 7 to 9.

The much awaited world-class music celebration will feature entrancing world music, songs and stage performances, presenting world music celebrities to resonate through the foothills of the rainforest of Mount Santubong.

Ethnic and tribal music from across the globe will be featured at the nightly stage shows with musical workshops and jamming sessions being held in the afternoon.

The festival has attracted music lovers from across the globe as they embark on their annual pilgrimage to Sarawak to enjoy a weekend of ethnic and traditional music.

It was again voted among the top 25 international music festivals for six consecutive years by ‘Songlines’, a renowned world music magazine based in the United Kingdom.

This international Malaysian home-grown event organised by Sarawak Tourism Board is considered to be the only one of its kind in the region with a uniqueness that brings together renowned international musicians and indigenous musicians from Borneo.

The festival found its unique home below the imposing shadow of Mount Santubong in the midst of a virgin rainforest, creating a strong kinship among music makers and enthusiasts alike.