Friday, July 07, 2017

Support vital in making Rainforest World Music Festival a success

KUCHING: Festival organisers from Korea, Taiwan and Cuba who will join the Rainforest World Music Festival this year are eager to partner with Sarawak tourism ministry to organise future festivals.

“The festival has come a long way from a mere 300 attendants for the inaugural event in 1998, to a crowd of over 18,000 people last year,” said Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah at a sponsors’ appreciation dinner here Wednesday.

He said as the festival was continuing to grow in size, the support becomes indispensable and essential in making the festival more successful, providing a benchmark of similar international festivals in the region.

He said the festival this year would feature an inaugural Wellness Programme in the form of workshop sessions which would start at 11am daily.

The programme includes activities like ‘Capoeira’ a Brazilian martial arts-dance, traditional yoga and more.