Monday, 29 June 2015

A Touch of Arabic Music at the Rainforest World Music Festival.

Each year when the Rainforest World Music Festival comes around, there's always a feeling of anticipation, anticipation of the bands and performers who will be taking to the stage for this three day festival in the rainforest.  Music, culture and a unique experience awaits festival goers this year.  I can't wait for the month of August to come around.  For me, it's the feeling of being at the Sarawak Cultural Village, walking from the main stage to the various houses for the workshops or attending the afternoon concerts, it's a three day trip around the world. 

Thanks for dropping by for another Borneo Broadcast, for the broadcast this time around, we've got some Arabic Music coming our way for this year's Rainforest World Music Festival.  Each year the organizers would have something different and something unique in store for festival goers.

Talented Moroccan world music artiste, Driss El Maloumi will be among the many bands for festival goers to look out for at the  Rainforest World Music Festival which will take place at the Sarawak Cultural Village from August 7-9th 2015.

The award winning Driss, trained in both Arabic and Western classical music, is also a composer of music shows such as ‘Caravan Moon and participated in the musical film, ‘La Source des Femmes’.  His first album, ‘L’Ame dansée’ was released in 2005 and in 2013 he released his album ‘Makan’ performing together with two percussionists,  Said El Maloumi and Lahoucine Baquir.

Driss El Maloumi is not only known for his talent and virtuosity but also for offering a unique musical mixture between different varieties of contemporary music and Arabic heritage.
Another performer to look out for as they take to the stage is  Bargou 08 from Tunisia with music that will  introduce an unforgettable feeling of ecstasy of dance and trance. The music from this region is called Salhi and is disappearing but Bargou 08 is determined to bring it back to life. The band named itself after the Bargou mountain chain in the isolated almost forgotten region Seliana in North-West Tunisia near the Algerian border.  
Now if you have not been to Borneo for The Rainforest World Music Festival, then why not come to Borneo and experience this unique festival, just a reminder that the event-presale tickets is priced at RM 110.00 for a single adult and for children, tickets are priced at RM 50.00.  As for the three-day entrance tickets, the tickets are priced at RM 300.00 for adults and RM 130.00 for children. You can get the tickets online.

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Remember the dates, mark it down on your calendar or mobile devices, it's just over a month away, the Rainforest World Music Festival 2015 takes place on the 7th to the 9th of August 2015 at the Sarawak Cultural Village.  I hope to see you there.

The Borneo Broadcast will be back again soon with more on the RWMF, until then you take care.

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