World music lovers and cultural arts connoisseurs will rejoice at the return of the annual Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF), which as always, will feature native sounds and melody from not just our local musicians but also from the international music scene.
Get ready to absorb the lovely sounds of ethnic-filled tunes, while indulging in the beauty of nature in the lush green forest of Sarawak, happening from July 12-14, at the Sarawak Cultural Village.
The three-day weekend fiesta has a packed schedule with 39 bands from all over the world scheduled to perform. The performers include the Ainu people of Hokkaido, Japan and the Nagaland people from North India.
There are also bands from Canary Island, Bhutan, the islands of Mauritius and Jamaica, Estonia in Northern Europe and from the ever vibrant West Kalimantan Dayaks. In total there will be 69 performances from 27 different nationalities worldwide.
There will also be percussion tutorials and music workshops in the morning, to complement the evening performances, starting from 11am. So take your time in the mornings to freshen up and meditate in the scenic surrounding before checking out these classes conducted by the various musicians.
Also, feast your eyes on the arts and craft displays as well as immersing your mind in mini cultural sessions with the local and international tribes.
One last thing, don’t forget to bring your very own reusable water bottle and metal straws as the festival is enforcing a ban on plastic in an effort to a cleaner and healthier environment.
Besides the Rainforest World Music Festival next month, there’s also the Rainforest Fringe (July 5-12) and The Borneo Jazz Festival (July 19–21)
For more information on RWMF 2019 and pre-sale tickets, go to rwmf.net.