SEDAA – MONGOLIA MEETS ORIENTAL AT RWMF 2019

KUCHING: Sedaa means "voice" in Persian and connects traditional Mongolian music with the Orient which makes an extraordinary and fascinating sound, the group consists with master singers Naranbaatar Purevdorj, Nasanjargal Ganbold and Ganzorig Davaakhuu together with Omid Bahadori, a Persian multi-instrumentalist and composer also living in Germany...

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EXPLORE EXOTIC FACETS OF MOROCCO’S MUSICAL HERITAGE

Music is fundamental in the Moroccan daily life and it is at the heart of this nation's cultural heritage. At this year’s RWMF, festival goers will have the rare opportunity to experience the music of Mehdi Nassouli whose passion for preserving Moroccan music is matched by his energetic and engaging stage presence. Born in Taroudant in southern ...

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SAN SALVADOR – THE HYPNOTIC VOCALS WITH OCCITAN POETRY

KUCHING: The iconic Rainforest World Music Festival has spawned new ways of thinking about music of other cultures and indeed music from our own backyard. World music, considering its unique features, over the years, promoted intercultural communication between diverse communities within and beyond Borneo. It is a wonderful opportunity to listen to...

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MACKA B – STAGING THE REGGAE TO RWMF

UK’s most influential dancehall toaster and festival goers can work up a serious sweat during his most anticipated performance. Macka B will be one of the highlights at this year's Rainforest World Music Festival. Macka B is a British-born Jamaican reggae artist, performer and activist with a career spanning nearly four decades in the United Kin...

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HA NOI DUO CREATING MAGIC AT RWMF

KUCHING: Ha Noi Duo are two celebrated Vietnamese musicians who were raised with different paths in their music journey. Their music is beautifully organic in essence, yet with unabashedly modern flourishes and they create inspiring work, that casts a lasting spell. Nguyên Lê is an acclaimed jazz star who needs no introduction. ...

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SOUND OF AINU FOR THE FIRST TIME

KUCHING: This year edition of RWMF is proud to host Oki Kano representing the Ainu (Japan) for the first time ever. Growing up in Japan, Oki graduated from the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music. He moved to New York in 1987 where he worked as a special effects artist on film productions and returned to Japan in 1992. The multi-talented ...

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LA CHIVA GANTIVA AND ANA ALCAIDE IN RWMF 2019

KUCHING: There is no doubt that Latin and music from the Spanish-speaking world is far outpacing many other genres on the world music stage. There has always been a Latin group thrown in the mix at the Rainforest World Music Festival and at the 22nd edition this year there will be two bands – La Chiva Gantiva from Colomb...

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Polynesian Rhythm at RWMF

RWMF 2019 is proud to present two very similar cultures but very different acts from the most South-eastern point of Oceania, the Chilean island of Rapa Nui and the South-western Pacific nation of Aotearoa (the Maori name for New Zealand). There is always a ripple of excitement going through the crowds when Polynesian bands from Oceania...

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Last batch of reef balls in Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park

SFC lays last batch of reef balls in Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park. The Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) completed their deployment of 1,750 artificial reef balls in Miri-Sibuti Coral Reefs National Park (MSCRNP), deploying the remaining 600 balls successfully at Niah-Suai waters on 26 March. According to Deputy State Secretary (Rur...

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National Geographic: Exploring a Massive Cave

National Geographic's article; Exploring a Massive Cave Labyrinth Hidden Under Borneo. This article featured on March 2019 issue of National Geographic Magazine, and covered the many wonders that can be found in the Gunung Mulu National Park.

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Kuching Awarded “World Craft City” Status

Kuching has been awarded the status "World Craft City" by the World Crafts Council. [caption id="attachment_53243" align="alignnone" width="600"] Karim and others having a look at the AH...

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VSC Commemorative Stamp to Launch at MATTA2019

Two sets of stamps sporting Sarawak themed imagery will be launched on March 15, one of which is the limited edition ‘Visit Sarawak campaign’ commemorative stamp set. The commemorative set will only be...

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