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Rainforest World Music Festival Sarawak’s Glastonbury in the Jungle 5th -7th August

If the late, great Ella Fitzgerald were still singing on our mortal coil, she would almost certainly have graced the stage of the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) in Sarawak, to sing her song ‘Into each life some rain must fall”, or indeed her gloriously simple “Rain”. Because this extraordinary ...

The Rainforest World Music Festival: A Global Gathering on Malaysian Shores | travelpulse.com

His eyes are closed, and he’s biting down dramatically on his lower lip. His shoulders are tense and up around his ears, his head snapping down towards the floor. Sweat drips down the side of his head and off the bridge of his glasses. The crowd is clapping along steadily, ...

Beginners’ guide to the Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak | nomadicboys.com

The Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak (Malaysia Borneo) is a 3 days musical orgy of ethnic and folk acts from all around the world. It’s organised annually by the Sarawak Tourism Board in July/August at the Sarawak Cultural Village. We attended the 18th RWMF in August 2015 and had the time of our lives! The RWMF ...

Shooglenifty: big (beasties) in Borneo

This time next week (7/8/15) the Shoogles will be enjoying their fourth trip to the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) in Borneo. This is a music festival, that, as the name suggests, happens in the jungle. It’s hot, sweaty and full of amazing sounds – musical and otherwise. Festival Director Jun-Lin Yeoh ...

RWMF: Top Cultural Festivals in Asia | travelblog.expedia

Venture to the heart of the Borneo jungle to take in the sights and sounds of musicians from all over the world. When you’re not dancing away to the beat of the drums, you can take part in informative workshops, jam sessions and ethno-muscial lectures, ensuring you come away from this ...

THE 18th RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL | travelblog.expedia

The 18th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival will be celebrated at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Damai on the weekend of August 7 to 9. The world-class music festival returns to the rainforest of Mount Santubong, featuring entrancing music and performances by world music celebrities. At night, the rainforest ...

Review: World music festival for your bucket-list: Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

The annual Rainforest World Music Festival which is set wonderfully between a great beach and a rain-forest mountain peak in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo.

Can music and nature join people politically? – ArabNews.com

If you’re a “world music” aficionado (I just managed to lose some of that genre snobbery), love nature and have a taste for culture, then you must have hit the festival circuit at the Rainforest World Musical Festival. If you didn’t (which is a shame), perhaps next year? In any ...

Rainforest World Music Festival, June 28-30 (SongLines)

Rainforest World Music Festival, June 28-30 (SongLines)

Rainforest World Music Festival brings beats and rhythms to the jungles of Borneo (BangkokPost)

Rainforest World Music Festival brings beats and rhythms to the jungles of Borneo (BangkokPost)

Borneo’s Rainforest World Music Festival (GoAsia)

Borneo's Rainforest World Music Festival (GoAsia)

Tips for Enjoying the RWMF near Kuching in Sarawak, Borneo (GoAsia)

The Rainforest World Music Festival is an annual, three-day event in Sarawak, Borneo, showcasing bands and performers literally from every corner of the world.

Mohsen Sharifian: Taking traditional music from Iran to new collaborative heights (http://worldmusiccentral.org)

Mohsen Sharifian: Taking traditional music from Iran to new collaborative heights (http://worldmusiccentral.org)

Danish group Habadekuk: Blending folk and jazz in an explosive 21st century mix! (http://jazzuality.com)

Danish group Habadekuk: Blending folk and jazz in an explosive 21st century mix! (http://jazzuality.com)

16th Rainforest World Music Festival, Malaysia: Collaboration, Creativity and Community!

16th Rainforest World Music Festival, Malaysia: Collaboration, Creativity and Community!

Rainforest World Music Festival 2013: Global Jams, International Improvisations

Rainforest World Music Festival 2013: Global Jams, International Improvisations

World music bands address their role in social change, cultural preservation and creativity

World music bands address their role in social change, cultural preservation and creativity

Rainforest World Music Festival: Sacred sounds at Santubong

Between the South China Sea and Mount Santubong, a peninsula near the northwestern tip of Borneo, is a stretch of golden-sand beach where warm, calm waters murmur lullabies to an expanse of vine-clad trees. The people of Sarawak know this area as Damai. Previously only reachable by boat via a network ...

Kuching – where the music meet with rainforest

At times, it is a series of random happenings that toss us from the everyday life to a totally unusual situation. A thin thread that binds words together to form sentences, and sentences to form proposals. With a bit of imagination, the step from proposal to action is short. So ...

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 ...

Borneo Swings! – The Rainforest World Music Festival

The head hunters have long gone but Sarawak, “where adventure lives”, still has wonderful beaches, remote tribal villages, rare primates, exotic hornbills, amazing plant life & of course the rainforest to house them all. The RWMF is unique in that festival attendees can get up really close to the musicians at ...

RWMF and Sarawak in Yacht Turkiye by Omar Tuncel

RWMF and Sarawak in Yacht Turkiye by Omar Tuncel.

Rainforest rhythms (mmail.com.my)

THE Rainforest World Music Festival, held annually in the foothills of Mount Santubong, 45 minutes from Kuching, Sarawak, gets bigger in its 16th edition with the inauguration of the Borneo World Music Expo to be held from June 24 to 26 at the Pullman Hotel in Kuching. fringe festival, the expo ...