CABOCUBA JAZZ Coming To Borneo Jazz

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KUCHING, Thursday – CaboCuba Jazz is coming to the Borneo Jazz Festival this May 12 to 13, at ParkCity Everly, Miri. Based in the Netherlands, these eight musicians originate from Venezuela, Cape Verde, Colombia, Spain, Puerto Rica and Cuba, led by powerhouse Dina Medina, who won the “Best Female Singer of Cape Verde” in 2012. Their CD “Rikeza y Valor” was nominated in four categories for the Latin Grammy Awards and was nominated four times...

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Sarawak’s Star Violinist Nisa Addina At Borneo Jazz

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KUCHING, Wednesday –Sarawak-born award winning violinist Nisa Addina and her band Fluoroscent Collective will share the Borneo Jazz stage with renowned international artistes including Japan’s Osaka Monaurail and Canada’s Laila Biali, this May 12 to 13 at ParkCity Everly, Miri. Making headlines at the young age of 14, Nisa won three gold awards at the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Hollywood in 2011 and the Anugerah Juara Lagu...

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Music Business Networking Session At Borneo Jazz

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KUCHING, Friday  – Borneo Jazz will organise, for the first time, a Networking Session entitled “Jazz & Money, Do They Mix?” on Saturday, May 13 from 2.00pm, at the Ruai Bar at ParkCity Everly Hotel. This inaugural session will be conducted by veteran international music producer, Patrick Lee-Thorp. It provides a platform for aspiring professional Jazz musicians to ask a seasoned expert on the reality of pursuing music as a career, focusing...

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Freedom To Be Blue: DELGRES In Borneo Jazz

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KUCHING, Saturday – The three-man band Delgres from Guadeloupe and France will be performing their Blues at Borneo Jazz on May 12 to 13 at ParkCity Everly, Miri. A child of Caribbean heritage born and raised in France, Pascal Danae discovered his love of Blues in his ancestral home of Guadeloupe, and in the painful but meaningful history behind the conception of the Blues genre. Originating in Louisiana, United States during a turbulent time of...

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Got A Yearning For Free Music Lessons?

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KUCHING, Tuesday – The Borneo Jazz “Outreach Programme,” a free music learning session, is back by popular demand and will be held over the festival weekend at ParkCity Everly Hotel, Miri. The Programme is held on the Borneo Jazz festival days and provides aspiring musicians with teaching sessions led by professional performers, some of them veterans in mentoring the younger generation. On Friday, May 12, the class called “Make Me Hip” teaches ...

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MICHAEL VEERAPEN: ARTISTE, MENTOR, STUDENT

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KUCHING, Friday – Michael Veerapen, an acclaimed Malaysian Jazz musician, will be performing with the Michael Simon’s Asian Connection at the Borneo Jazz Festival on May 12 to 13, at ParkCity Everly in Miri. Veerapen is well-known in the Malaysian Jazz scene since his time in funk-fusion band Asia Beat with Lewis Pragasam and has established his place as a Jazz pianist, producer, record studio head and mentor, now with a new title to his name:...

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Japan’s Osaka Monaurail In Borneo Jazz

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KUCHING, Monday – Japanese Jazz veterans, Osaka Monaurail will be performing their ‘superheavy funk’ Jazz at Borneo Jazz in May 13 to 14 at ParkCity Everly, Miri. From their humble beginnings in Osaka University in 1992, Osaka Monaurail has gone from a large band of over 20 musicians, to a 10 person Jazz machine, collaborating with soul/funk legend Marva Whitney, one of James Brown’s original Funky Divas, and producing two albums, three European...

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Cruise Ship Insignia at Senari Port Kuching

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Sarawak Tourism Awarded For Travel Marketing Excellence

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KUCHING, Thursday - The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has honoured Sarawak Tourism with a Silver Adrian Award for Travel Marketing Excellence in Public Relations.  The Adrian Awards claims to be the “largest and most prestigious global travel marketing competition”. Sarawak Tourism, which promotes and markets Sarawak as a globally recognised destination for culture, adventure and nature visitation, won the...

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Borneo Jazz Open For Volunteer Applications

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KUCHING, Tuesday – Grab the opportunity to volunteer at this year’s Borneo Jazz Festival before applications close on April 7. Potential volunteers are encouraged to apply to the categories that best suit their physical capabilities and skills. The categories are liaison officer, stagehands, vendor management, merchandising, event secretariat, transportation, and media centre operations as well as survey and questionnaires. All volunteers wil...

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The Borneo Jazz Festival Is Back

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KUCHING – The Borneo Jazz Festival is back celebrating its 12th anniversary year from May 12 to 13 at ParkCity Everly in Miri. ­ This year’s Festival features international Jazz names like Laila Biali from Canada, CaboCuba Jazz from the Netherlands and Delgres from Guadaloupe/France. Laila was named the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) Composer of the Year and Keyboardist of the Year at Canada’s Na...

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Sarawak Best Travel Destination for Nature

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