WINNERS OF 2011 BORNEO JAZZ FESTIVAL AND RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL T-SHIRT DESIGN PIC

Kuching: Sarawakians had their say at the Borneo Jazz Festival (BJF) and Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) Official T-shirt Design Competition held at the Kuching Waterfront Godown Amphitheatre recently as they voted for their favourite T-shirt design to be produced as official merchandised items at both upcoming music festivals. 45 students from UiTM Samarahan submitted their entries. This year’s competition marked the first time that the ...

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RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

Kuching: Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) has been voted for the second consecutive year as one of the Top 25 Best International Festivals by renowned world music magazine, Songlines. This most recent award adds yet another feather to its cap and elevates its status in the international music scene as a festival which has well and truly put Sarawak on the world tourism map. According to the editorial team at Songlines, “This year’s selecti...

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SWISS MEDIA FIND SARAWAK ENTICING

Kuching: A group of 6 high profile media from Switzerland is currently on a visit to Sarawak as part of their tour to the East Malaysian states of Sabah & Sarawak. They arrived in the capital city from Kota Kinabalu. Accompanying them was representative for Tourism Malaysia PR Agency in Switzerland - Panta Rhei. Tourism Malaysia, Frankfurt and Singapore Airlines, Zurich. Whilst in Sarawak the group visited the Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre...

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SARAWAK TOURISM BOARD WELCOMES PRODUCT MANAGERS FROM AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Kuching: A group of 25 product managers from the travel fraternity in Australia & New Zealand arrived in Kuching yesterday to experience for themselves firsthand the product offerings that Sarawak has. Accompanied by officials from Tourism Malaysia and Malaysia Airlines in Sydney, the group were welcomed by officials from Sarawak Tourism Board upon their arrival at the Kuching International Airport. The group’s visit to Sarawak is not only t...

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VOTING OF OFFICIAL 2011 BORNEO JAZZ FESTIVAL AND RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL T-SHIRT DESIGN

The designs will be used to produce official merchandise items at both upcoming music festivals.  The event was officiated by CEO of Sarawak Tourism Board (STB), Dato’ Rashid Khan. The competition was open to undergraduates in Kuching and UiTM Samarahan (UiTM) submitted a total of 45 entries. This year’s competition marked the first time that the public were invited to vote for the winning design and the votes from today’s event will be collat...

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JAPANESE EMERGING STAR TO PREMIERE IN MALAYSIA AT BORNEO JAZZ 2011

KUCHING: Yuichiro Tokuda, an emerging star in the Japanese music scene will be making his debut in Malaysia at the Borneo Jazz 2011. He studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and returned to Japan to form the Yuichiro Tokuda Quintet whose first album was acclaimed as "the cutting edge of the present progressive form of jazz" in Jazz Life magazine. In 2008, Tokuda received an award as the “New Face of the Year in Art & ...

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RWMF 2011 PROMO TICKETS ONLINE

KUCHING: Promotional tickets to the Rainforest World Music Festival 2011 are now available online commencing March 1, 2011. Limited tickets for the festival on each Friday and Sunday go as low as RM85 only during this promotional period whilst a 3 day pass are going at only RM260. After this promotional period, all daily ticket will be priced at RM110 each and 3 day pass will be offered as on the normal price at RM300. RWMF fans are encouraged t...

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MUSIC FROM ACROSS THE SEAS FOR BORNEO JAZZ 2011

A GRAMMY AWARD WINNER, A GRAMMY NOMINEE,  bossa nova and sambas, gypsy jazz, Jazz from the Orient, a Dutch sextet, a Japanese quintet, peaceful sounds blending jazz, contemporary Indian roots and rock, Miri born international performer, are among the stunning line-up of artists heading to Miri from every corner of the globe for Borneo Jazz 2011. Borneo Jazz 2011 is the best yet. The upcoming festival’s line-up is sensational. And as announced by...

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MULTIPLE GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE TO PERFORM AT BORNEO JAZZ 2011

KUCHING: Multiple Grammy nominee Maria Muldaur is perhaps best known for her seductive top-ten single “Midnight at the Oasis”. Maria Muldaur is often referred to as America's First Lady of Roots Music. From her teen years as part of the folk revival of the sixties, to her recent ‘bluesiana’ efforts, Maria has released more than 35 records which have been embraced by fans and critics alike, garnering many awards and accolades including a Grammy n...

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AMERICAN’S FIRST LADY OF MUSIC ROOT TO SING AT BORNEO JAZZ

KUCHING: Multiple Grammy nominee Maria Muldaur, perhap best known for her seductive top ten single"Midnight at the Oasis", will perform at the Borneo Jazz 2011. Maria Mauldaur is often referred to as American's First Lady of Roots Music From her teen years as part ot the folk revival of the sixties, to her recent 'bluesiana' efforts, Maria has released more than 35 records that have been embraced by fans and critics alike   ...

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PACIFIC CURLS SAYS ‘KIA ORA’ TO RWMF FANS

Kuching: With its World fusion sounds, precise arrangements and a catalogue of songs and instruments that link the Pacific’s primal myths to Scotland’s mysticism, Pacific Curls – a trio consisting of a Pacific Islander, a Maori and a Scot perform totally enthralling world music. Over the years they’ve played together, the three members have accumulated an impressive instrumental collection featuring the ukulele, cajon, fiddle, traditi...

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