Catch the RWMF 2021 Virtual Experience for free this June

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KUCHING, 9 JUNE 2021: Get ‘Entranced, Liberated, Immersed’ from the comforts of your own home when this year’s Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) comes to your screens this June.

This year, a musical showcase featuring a retrospective of past RWMF performances and new pre-recorded sessions with homegrown acts will be streaming on RWMF’s official site rwmf.net from 6pm to 7.30pm every day from 18-20 June.

Registration is open from today onwards and the three-day online programme will be free of charge.

Sarawakian talents Alena Murang, Kemada, Sang Rawi, At Adau, Tuku Kame, Suk Binie’, Nading Rhapsody and Mathew Ngau will be lighting up the screens in between flashbacks of favourite musical acts from previous years, along with interviews with RWMF’s forerunners and personalities and giveaway sessions.

 

“With Covid-19 hampering world travel, it’s important for us to remember the iconic Rainforest World Music Festival during the pandemic. Our online musical showcase this year attempts to recreate a virtual experience for those who are missing the excitement and merriment of our annual RWMF and build up their anticipation for RWMF 2022,” said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

“I believe that RWMF 2021’s theme – Entranced, Liberated, Immersed – captures the spirit of the RWMF as a whole, and we look forward to being able to hold it in a big way for RWMF 2022 which is tentatively scheduled for 17-19 June.”

In the meantime, viewers at home who have missed the annual musical event can relive the feel of the RWMF with a choice of concert, workshops, and even food delivery via GrabFood available on rwmf.net. Watch daytime workshops and performances from previous years on the workshop page, where you can watch from virtual SCV longhouses, much like the physical festival.

Through Grabfood and Shopee, RWMF’s official delivery and e-commerce partners, viewers can order and dine in at their own leisure or order exclusive and limited edition merchandise like a T-shirt or cloth face mask to mark the RWMF’s first-ever virtual experience.

Register to be eligible for the giveaways to be held during the online streaming, where you can win free tickets to RWMF 2022, discounts to select hotels, RWMF merchandise and much more.

To qualify for a goodie bag, participants will have to like the official RWMF page; post a photo of themselves at previous RWMFs or watching the virtual concert; include #rwmf2021virtual or tag the RWMF official Facebook page and share the post in the own Facebook page.

The viewer to watch the RWMF virtual experience throughout all three days will have to answer questions related to the three-day online concert to win the Grand Prize of RWMF 2022 tickets, RWMF 2021 merchandise, and hotel stays among others.

For more information on the RWMF2021, log on to its official website at rwmf.net.

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Watch RWMF2021 online at the Rainforest World Music Festival’s official site rwmf.net and relive past RWMFs and enjoy new performances from Sarawakian artistes.

 

About Sarawak

A kaleidoscope of culture, adventure, nature, food and festivals: is the best description for Sarawak. Sarawak comprises 27 ethnic tribes with their own unique traditions, lifestyles, music and food, while sharing their warm hospitality. Malaysia’s largest state, Sarawak, endowed with some of the oldest rainforests on Earth. Its vast landscape spans over 120,000 sq kms, with towering mountains and cool highlands, jagged limestone formations and mysterious cave systems, winding rivers and quiet beaches; where adventures are waiting to happen. Festivals are hosted throughout the year celebrate the eclectic blend of modern and traditional culture, food, music and religious practices that can be found nowhere else. In Sarawak, there is always ‘More to Discover’.

 About Sarawak Tourism Board

Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) is the key promoter for Sarawak. STB is a winner of the Asia Pacific Excellence Awards in 2018 and 2016 by Asia-Pacific Association of Communications Directors (APACD) and has received the ASEAN PR Excellence Award 2015 Gold Award. The Board also received the Travel Journal Awards in 2017 for ‘Best for Nature’ category at the ASEAN Tourism Forum. The Rainforest World Music Festival is a five-time Top 25 Best International Festivals recognised by Songlines world music magazine (2011 – 2015), The BrandLaureate World BestBrands Award “Destination Branding” (2019) and PATA Gold Award Marketing Travel Video winner “Why Limit Yourself” (2019).

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