20th Anniversary
RWMF 2017
July 14-16

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 ...

Rainforest World Music Festival 2013: The Precious Gem

Rainforest World Music Festival 2013: The Precious Gem

Rainforest World Music Festival 2013: A Fine Gem

Rainforest World Music Festival 2013: A Fine Gem

Rainforest World Music Festival 2013: Discover The Gem

Rainforest World Music Festival 2013: Discover The Gem

Rainforest World Music Festival 2013: Media Brief and Opening Ceremony

Rainforest World Music Festival 2013: Media Brief and Opening Ceremony

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 ...

RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL ‘13: (Pt 3) Three Nights Of Musical And Cultural Splendor

CHET NUNETA (FRANCE, PARIS) Characterized by its complex network of reality (both harsh and beautiful) and extravagant imagination, Chet Nuneta travels through foreign visions and tunnels; traversing through ancient traditions and musical creation, incomprehensible languages, dialects and poetry, romance and mankind’s victories and sinking – a strange but comforting musical journey ...

RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL ‘13: (Pt 2) An Afternoon Excursion

Every year since its debut, Rainforest Music Festival (RWMF) thunders through the centre of the earth from its homebirth, Land of the Hornbills, and its dynamics resonate across world continents. Its seminal ideas and experiences have influenced the growth of some of its most current installations, which served to transition ...

RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL ‘13: (Pt 1) A Survival Guide

With its infinitely diverse range of acts, it’s no surprise that Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) continues to grow from strength to strength every year. Now already in its 16th year, RWMF once again made it, for four consecutive years, to Songlines’ 25 Best International Festivals and ranked #1 by TETO ...

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 ...

Rainforest World Music Festival 2013: The Storm Calms

Oh well, today marks the final day of the Rainforest World Music Festival 2013 (RWMF 2013). It’s Sunday and we are still in the weekends, meaning that the day is still long and RWMF is far from over. As for me, today is more subtle and down low. The crowds ...

Rainforest World Music Festival 2013: Surviving The Heat

There is so much to the RWMF than music alone, although it is the music that brings us all together in the first place. This is the place where people from all around the world regardless of their ethnicity, culture and interests come together and foster a new friendship. Read more: ...

Rainforest World Music Festival 2013: New Experience Unfold

Its been another thrilling and exciting moment of the year when I was again shortlisted to represent Sarawak Bloggers to the most anticipated and long awaited rainforest fest of the year. Yes! the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF). This time however, I was given an assignment to cover more on ...

Rainforest World Music Festival – Welcoming Day : aforadio.com

The festival has put Sarawak very much on the world tourism map and have garnered much global acclaim and this year, for 4 consecutive years has once again been awarded the ’25 Best International Festival’ by Songlines a renowned world music magazine. To add to this accomplishment they have also ...

Rainforest World Music Festival – Day 1 : aforadio.com

Its Day 1 of the Rainforest World Music Festival here in Kuching Sarawak. It began with the press conference with some of the performers of festival. They were Sarawak Drums ( Sarawak,Native Chanting(Sarawak , Chet Nuneta( France), Nunukul Yuggera ( Australia) Pine Leaf Boys ( USA), Mohsen Sharifian & The ...

STB and Traffic Police To Regulate Traffic Flow At RWMF This Weekend

KUCHING, Wednesday – Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and the traffic police will regulate the expected heavy traffic flow during this weekend’s Rainforest World Music Festival. The 16th edition of RWMF will be held here at Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) from Friday to Sunday. Only cars with allocated car sticker of RWMF ...

Top 10 Scenic Outdoor Music Venues

Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia. This outdoor museum is a living exhibit of the many tribes and cultures of Malaysia. Visitors can explore the homes and lifestyles of various native populations in this ethnically diverse region and are treated to daily dance and music.

RWMF and Sarawak in Yacht Turkiye by Omar Tuncel

RWMF and Sarawak in Yacht Turkiye by Omar Tuncel.