Sunday, 2 August 2015

The Rainforest World Music Festival: Caribean Calypso at the RWMF 2015

The RWMF 2015 is coming soon, this award winning festival takes place from the 7th to the 9th of August 2015.  If you're looking for a difference in this years’ Rainforest World Music Festival, then you're in for a treat as you will be able to dance to the tune of the Caribbean Calypso music which will be staged at the Rainforest World Music Festival on August 7-9 at the Sarawak Cultural Village.

Kobo Town from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago will be featuring the Calypso music, a trademark of a cheerful and relaxing musical composition on the laid back Caribbean setting.

Drew Gonsalves, the founder of the group Kobo Town, traces its origin from the easy-going historic neighbourhood city in Port-of-Spain thought to be the origin of Calypso music.

The artist grew up in Diego Martin where he was surrounded by Calypso music from an early age and he moved to Canada but returning back at the age of 18 when he started writing his own songs.

The band’s debut album ‘Independence’ was released in 2007 and was nominated for several awards including the Indie Award. Drew describes the band’s music style as a mixture between the traditional Calypso, big bands’ style and jazz music, expressing musical theme of present events in its lyrics.

Their new album ‘Jumbie in the Jukebox’ contribute to the musical heritage of the Carribean that tries to give the people of the present generation a voice to speak up and express themselves in this special  music. Gonslaves in describing his music style said, “We made a conscious effort, but one that was quite natural in its own way, to make the music different, a bit more intense”  Admitting that the  album is a  small, heartfelt tribute to the spirits – both remembered and forgotten – who have gone before us, the  songs and sounds, he said had never lost their power to enchant.

To join the festival, entrance tickets are now available on sale at and for more information on the festival, please log on to its website at

Event-presale-tickets are priced at RM 110.00 for single adult  and child is priced at RM 50.00 while the three-day entrance is priced at RM 300.00 for adult and RM 130.00 for a child. Family package for two adults and two children entrance is also on sale at RM 220.00.

I hope to see you at the RWMF 2015. 

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