Sarawak Sweetheart At RWMF2016

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Kuching, Thursday - Alena Murang, a promising young musician and visual artiste from Kuching, will share the stage at the 19th Rainforest World Music Festival on August 5-7 at Sarawak Cultural Village in Damai. “My cousins and I learnt Kelabit dancing since we were six and at some point, seven of us decided to pick up the sape’ so that we can have music to dance to at a rhythm, beat and length that we wanted,” she said, when asked about the begi...

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Best Of Three Worlds With VIOLONS BARBARES

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Kuching, Wednesday – Violons Barbares, a band comprises of three musicians from Bulgaria, France and Mongolia, will be performing at the Rainforest World Music Festival 2016 on the first day of the festival, August 5. Violons Barbares, or ‘barbaric violins’, performs acoustic traditional music that almost transcend genres from world music into rock, oftentimes moving between pure traditional and modern sounds. Most of the compositions are tradi...

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DOL ARASTRA BENGKULU and LAN DIEU VIET, flavors of Southeast Asia

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Kuching, Friday – The 19th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival will bring Dol Arastra Bengkulu from Indonesia and Lan Dieu Viet from Vietnam performing on stage their respective traditional Southeast Asian ethnic art and music to the Sarawak Cultural Village. Dol Arastra Bengkulu brings music tradition featuring the Bengkulu and the Pulau Enggano communities, which are from west coast Sumatera, Indonesia. Originally known as Sanggar ...

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Three African Artistes For Rainforest Music Fest

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Kuching, Tuesday – Three renowned performers from the continent of Africa will be performing in this year’s Rainforest World Music Festival, namely Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band from Ghana, Derek Gripper from South Africa and Krar Collective from Ethiopia, will bring with them exotic music steeped in traditions. Pat Thomas was awarded with ‘The Golden Voice of Africa’ in 1978 and has gone on to produce independent music as well as collabor...

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“TAKE ME TO THE RAINFOREST” DIGI INSTA Contest

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KUCHING, Friday –Sarawak Tourism Board and Digi Telecommunications Sdn. Bhd. are collaborating to hold an Instagram Contest, “Take Me to the Rainforest” where participants stand a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to this year’s Rainforest World Music Festival. This Instagram contest is open until 10 July 2016 and all Digi subscribers with accounts under their name may participate. The three winners with creative entries and caption will ...

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Jazz Preview At Miri’s Ming Cafe

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KUCHING, Monday – Three bands from the Borneo Jazz line-up will be performing in a preview at Ming Café, Miri on Wednesday, May 11 from 8.00pm onwards. The bands performing are O Sister! (Spain), Klazz Brothers & Cuba Percussion (Germany & Cuba), Yuichiro Tokuda’s RALYZZDIG (Japan), while the opening performance will be by guest rock band, “The Old Skool” from Brunei. O Sister! plays music from the golden ages of ‘Dixie’ and ‘Swing’ jaz...

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