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MUSIC FROM EXOTIC GEORGIA, EURASIA AT THE RWMF

THE SHIN from Republic of Georgia, a Caucasian country in Eurasia to the east of the Black Sea, are acclaimed as the countries’ most elite composers and musicians, creating a musical encounter between Georgia and the world.

Georgian-style vocal pyrotechnics, intricate polyphony and instrumental virtuosity meet jazz scat, funk, fusion, and flamenco in their unique performances. Their concerts are sophisticated, surprising, hip, humorous, and always exhilarating – even at its most sensitive. Members of The Shin have composed original works for theatre, film, television and radio programs around the world. The Shin has performed at international festivals in a host of countries and has received significant critical acclaim for its unparalleled originality and magnetic appeal.

In Georgian shin means coming home. Although each of us has our own home and our own road home, The Shin’s music has the amazing ability to lead everyone ”home,” no matter how far it may be. It may lead you somewhere you know you’ve been before, where you hear familiar voices and you understand, even when you can’t make out the words.

 

The Shin will be joined at the Rainforest World Music Festival by internationally renowned Bulgarian superstar Theodosii Spassov on kaval.

Rainforest World Music Festival has been voted for the second consecutive year as one of the Top 25 Best International Festivals by renowned world music magazine, Songlines, elevating its status in the international music scene as a festival which has well and truly put Sarawak on the world tourism map and extending its appeal to shores further from neighbouring countries.

The exciting and eclectic line-up for this year’s Rainforest World Music Festival has now been finalized, with 21 bands making their debut appearance on the RWMF 2011 stage from across the globe from a host of genres making for a truly unique world music experience.

 

The Rainforest World Music Festival is a not-to-be-missed occasion, guarantees a smashing time in the heart of the Borneo Jungle. This is where people regardless of their ethnicity, cultural backgrounds, music interests come together and have a blasting day. This jam-packed event which takes up three days of musical fun features activities like informative workshops, ethno-musical lectures, jamming sessions and mini concerts.

 

If you have not purchased your tickets to the festival, now’s the time to do so as promotional tickets are now available online and selling fast.  Limited tickets for a 3 day pass to the festival will only cost RM260 during the promotional period whilst daily tickets for Friday and Sunday are going for RM85. All these promotional offers are limited and are available on-line until April 30, 2011 and on a first-come-first-served basis. These offers will be a great way to experience a truly memorable musical extravaganza amidst the lush green paradise that is Sarawak.

 

For purchase/booking/enquiries please call TicketCharge Hotline: +6 03-9222 8811 or at TicketCharge @ No 42A-1, Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park, Off Jalan Yew, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

For more details, kindly log on to www.rainforestmusic-borneo.com.

 

 

 

Issued by:

 

Corporate Communications Unit

SARAWAK TOURISM BOARD

T  : +6 082 423600

F  : +6 082 416700

E  : [email protected]

 

Date : May 4, 2011