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The second Borneo World Music Expo will be held in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year and Visit Sarawak Year 2014.

This was announced by Sarawak Tourism Board recently. The event will be held from 16-18 June 2014 in the city of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The organiser is currently looking for Asian artists to perform at special showcases for local, regional and international delegates, at least 25 of whom will be bookers and programmers of international festivals.

There are slots for 10 artistes / groups in all and the Music Expo is specifically looking for artists who work within traditional and / or the ‘World Music’ category. The genres can be either acoustic or contemporary, mixed with modern forms.

Here are the requirements by the organizer:

1) A minimum of 6 songs or at least 30 minutes, depending upon the length of the music. These should be delivered online, uploaded via and send sharing permission to the jury at [email protected]

2) Links to online videos, if you have them.

Artists who have potential tour support from airfares, sponsors or can pay their own transportation and hotel will receive special attention, though all are welcome. The organiser will provide some expenses for the selected artists and will communicate the terms once they are confirmed. However, showcasing artists should realize that this is an audition and not a typical show and, like nearly all showcase events, this funding may not cover all expenses. There will be no fees for the showcase performance.

The inaugural Borneo World Music Expo was successfully organised last year and it was held during the same week as the annual Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF). The expo will again coincide with Malaysia’s iconic world music festival – the 17th edition this year – which has been marked as one of the major events lined up to support Visit Malaysia Year 2014 (VMY2014) and Visit Sarawak Year 2014.

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