Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The 2015 Rainforest World Music Festival

Imagine this.  You're standing in a sea of people, you're listening to world music performed by musicians from around the world, as you listen you're transported to different locations, you experience the culture through the music, you're surrounded by the rainforest and you're having the time of your life. That's how I would describe this festival.

Hi and welcome to the Borneo Broadcast.

I'm talking about the Rainforest World Music Festival, we're just about 78 days away (today being May the 20th) Again the Sarawak Cultural Village will be home to a musicians and performers from around the world and also festival goers.

A look at the performers from last year's Rainforest World Music Festival.  The Rainforest World Music Festival, often abbreviated as RWMF, is an annual three-day music festival celebrating the diversity of world music, the festival held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, there are music workshops during the day time, cultural displays, craft displays, food stalls, and in the evening main-stage concerts. It is now one of the largest musical events in Malaysia.   The festival has awarded as the Top 25 Best International Festivals by Songlines Magazine.

The Festival is organized by The Sarawak Tourism Board and each year the festival brings something different for festival goers. Each year is distinct and unique due to the performers who take to the two stages to perform for festival goers. 

Last year, a number of new additions were introduced including a third stage to give festival goers a more intimate concert hall performance thus providing variety in terms for performance one can enjoy and experience at the RWMF.  The workshops at the festival are the heart and soul of the festival.  It's a chance to meet the musicians and learn from them firsthand their culture, music and traditions.  Also a chance to try out traditional dance steps and for 3 days to immerse yourself in world music.

This year promises to be yet another great festival.  As I mentioned before, if you have not been to Borneo, if you have not been to this one of a kind festival in the rainforest, then here's what you need to do, go to this site: click on that and find out about this festival.  Remember the festival is coming soon, in August.  August 7th to the 9th at the Sarawak Cultural Village.  

All the pictures I've featured here on the Borneo Broadcast this time is courtesy of the Sarawak Tourism Board.  Thank you STB.

I'm definitely going to be there, what about you?  I'm going to keep you updated on the festival right here on the Borneo Broadcast, so drop by anytime for updates.

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