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July 12 - 14
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The organizer of Rainforest World Music Festival is moving ahead with innovative ideas in ensuring the best preparation for this annual musical event. Picture taken last night at Sound and Light preliminary check at the main stage area.

SARAWAK MUSIC DIVERSITY SHOWCASES AT RWMF 2012

Monday, 9 July 2012 – Forming the largest group members of the festival, the Sarawak Percussion & Ensemble from Sarawak will showcase purely ethnic music of Sarawak ranging from the ethnic community of Iban, Bidayuh, Orang Ulu and Melanau. 78 group members lined up, their music and instruments are as ...

A MELTING POT OF MALAYSIAN CULTURE AT RWMF 2012

Sunday, 8 July 2012 – 15th edition of Rainforest World Music Festival could be among the culmination of musical career for Sitar Maestro, Samuel J Dass from Kuala Lumpur. His flying fingers and sensitive treatment of all the nuances in playing the sitar has earned him deep respect as well ...

RWMF TALENT SEARCH WINNER BECOMES INTERNATIONAL

They are the Winner of the RWMF Talent Search 2011 held at Kuching Waterfront last year. These 6 young boys, still at College and are coming back this year..

RAINFOREST FEST TICKETS TO BE ON SALE AT BOULEVARD ON JULY 6

Kuching, Wednesday:  Festival goers will have the chance to make advance purchases of Rainforest World Music Festival entrance ticket at the new Wing of the Boulevard Shopping Mall, here on Friday, July 6 from 5.00 pm to 9.30 pm. A spokesman from the project committee said that this would give ...

THE LEGENDARY BALAFON PLAYER AT THE RWMF

The legendary balafon player, Mamadou Diabate, comes to Sarawak with his Percussion Mania band. A griot by birth, bound to preserve the traditional music of his forefathers, he brings hypnotic chants, powerful drumbeats, the spectacular ngoni, supported by talking drums, dun-duns, djembes and an electrifying bass. They are all about ...

MEET IN PERSON WITH RWMF PERFORMERS

KUCHING, 26 June 2012 - The Sarawak Tourism Board is, for the first time ticketing the launch of the Rainforest World Music Festival. The launch which will be held on the 12 July 2012 (Thursday) at the Sarawak Cultural Village is a chance for festival goers to meet in person ...

BROTHERS THREE KEEPING THE TRADITION AT RWMF

KUCHING, 26 June 2012 - Le Trio Joubran, three Palestinian brothers descending from a family of  Oud makers and players since four generations. The great grand-father, the grand-father, the father and now, Samir, Wissam and Adnan with their deft fingers and dazzling display of mastery have transformed this instrument into ...

THE MYTHICAL TXALARPARTAS AT RWMF

For the first time in Rainforest Festival history, a Basque band from Spain will be performing. And for the first time also, the amazing sound of the mythical txalarpartas – an instrument made from long wooden boards and was nearly extinct in the 1950s will be heard. The band just won ...

Opening Night Ceremony – RWMF 2012

The Rainforest World Music Festival 2012’s organizers are proud to announce the amazing opening night ceremony on Thursday, 12th July 2012 at Dewan Lagenda, Sarawak Cultural Village. Attendees will be able to enjoy an evening long program of musical shows, speeches and a delicious buffet dinner. The opening night’s festivities will ...

WATCH RWMF IN STYLE

KUCHING, 21 June 2012 - The Sarawak Tourism Board is selling ‘Corporate Seats’ for the Rainforest World Music Festival. Seats priced at RM90 per person are now available. So if you want to enjoy the electrifying energy of the Rainforest World Music Festival 2012 but are tired of standing in ...

DANCE TO THE BEAT OF THE KANDA BONGO MAN

It’s all about dance and feel-good vibes. This is the man who single-handedly gave the world the infectious Kwasa Kwasa dance, and one of the pioneers of Congolese  Soukous music. The songs are catchy, the groove is infectious, he is sheer charisma on stage, and his dancers and their hips ...

Enjoy RWMF in Comfort and Style

Want to enjoy the electrifying energy of the Rainforest World Music Festival 2012 but are you tired of standing in the masses? This year, the festival organizers have the perfect solution for you! Enjoy the whole festival evening show from an elevated platform with perfect view of both the tree-, and ...

HATA – flavours of Asia at RWMF

They encapsulate the many facets of Asia – capturing, molding, fusing, and coming up with a unique sound yet completely enchantingly Eastern. Usually a 24 member group, they are coming as a 9 piece band with musicians from Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan and Turkey. The music shifts from the spiritual and ...

ČANKIŠOU – Great Music From The Czech Republic

Completely energetic, rock roots, a huge collection of exotic instruments, ethnic groove and an unforgettable lead singer – this is Čankišou. They are one of the top world music bands in the Czech Republic and their most recent album made 17th in the World Music Chart Europe in November 2011. ...

DANCING WITH LA ZIKABILO AT RWMF 2012

La Zikabilo will heat the stage with the dance beat as they make debut appearance at the 15th edition of RWMF. This energetic brass band from France that mixes gypsy music with French chanson, rock & roll rhythms, jazz complexities and reggae handles many musical styles with ease and infectious ...

MUSIC FROM THE RAINFORESTS OF BRAZIL

The Carimbó is one of the rhythms from the Brazilian Amazonian Indians, named after the traditional instrument made with trunks of trees. The group, ‘Raiz de Cafezal’ comes straight from the heartland of this music, deep in coffee plantation country in Magalhães Barata that has only 3000 inhabitants. This is ...

A DYING ART AT THE RWMF 2012

He is the most well-known singer of Maloya, the blues of the plantation workers in La Reunion. Maloya is a traditional music dating back to the slave days, integrating strong African influences, slave chants and work songs and had almost died out, only surviving thanks to a few families. He ...

A RARE OPPORTUNITY AT RWMF 2012

After an almost impossible venture to get the whole band together, the STRING SISTERS will perform at the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo on Friday night, the 13 July. This is a unique opportunity to witness the members of the String Sisters gather together for a concert. These six lovely ...

4th edition of RWCB 2012

Kuching, 23 May 2012 – The 4th edition of the Rainforest World Crafts Bazaar 2012 (RWCB 2012) is slated to once again feature prominently as an important fringe event to the renowned Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF 2012) now in its 15th year. “RWCB 2012 promises to be even better that ...

Malaysian Flavours at RWMF 2012

The band with 13 members who come from almost every state in Peninsular Malaysia will be at the Rainforest World Music Festival 2012 to present a whole gamut of Malaysian flavours – from dhol drums, malay percussion and local folk songs.  The band itself is a genre of cross-cultural collaborations.  ...

15th edition of RWMF

Experience The Adventure Of An Exotic Music Festival In Sarawak Music from Sarawak’s traditional Sape, the boat-shaped lute that has become the symbol of the Rainforest World Music Festival, gongs of all sizes and bamboo instruments, the sitar and tabla (the influence of Hindustani music in Malaysia), dhol drums with ...

For Malaysia Airlines Enrich Members

Enjoy 30% off ticket prices! To purchase, please call Ticketcharge at +603 9222 8811. Malaysia Airlines’s Enrich Card members will also be able to enjoy this discount for purchase of tickets at all VIC’s.