World music rocks the rainforest
Borneo’s 16th annual Rainforest World Music Festival, held in the Sarawak Cultural Village near Kuching, brought together musicians and dancers from five continents. Audiences were treated to some powerful performances and a truly eclectic line-up.
This year, the mix included high-energy jazz from Indonesia, foot-stomping Cajun and Creole sounds from southern Louisiana, extraordinary shamanic songs and acrobatic performance from South Korea, riveting Bushehri music from Iran, a fiesta groove from Colombia, rousing rhythms and dancing from South Africa, and ethno-rock from Croatia.
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