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Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) Lauded Not Once, But Twice As Top 25 Best International Festival

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 selection of festivals is a broad representation of the quality and scope of music festivals around the world, from city-based events to ones in remote locations such as the Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak and the Festival in the Desert in Mali. The selection represents some personal favourites of Songlines staff and contributors as we feel that what these festivals are doing complements what we’re interested in at Songlines”.

The full list of all 25 international festivals will be published in the June issue of Songlines
magazine (#76, out April 29).

Amongst the festivals lauded are Ulsan World Music Festival, Korea, WOMADAdelaide Australia,
Chicago World Music Festival, USA, Essaouira Gnawa & World Music Festival, Morocco, Forde
Folk Festival, Norway to name but a few.

The line-up for this year’s Rainforest World Music Festival, held annually in Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia), has now been finalised. Now well into its second decade, the Rainforest Festival, attracts more than 20,000 international and local music fans to three magical days of daytime music workshops and action-packed nightly shows. The event will be held from July 8 to 10 at the Cultural Village, which is located 35km outside Kuching and set against the magnificent backdrop of the legendary Mount Santubong.

Music is not all about sound; music is an art, and with it comes culture, diversity, creativity, talent, and spellbinding performances. All this and more can be found at the Rainforest World Music Festival 2011. As one foreign journalist puts it, the festival is “one of the most extraordinary festivals I have attended in terms of the camaraderie amongst the performers, the lakeside setting under Mount Santubong and the warm welcome of the hosts.”

If you have not purchased your tickets to the festival, now is 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 15, 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 the 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 or check online at www.ticketcharge.com.my.

For more details, kindly visit: www.rainforestmusic-borneo.com.

Issued by:
Corporate Communications Unit
SARAWAK TOURISM BOARD
T : +6 082 423600
F : +6 082 416700
E : [email protected]
Date : April 7, 2011