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Kuching, 11 June 2011 – Joaquin Diaz’s enthusiasm on stage is totally irresistible. His light-fingered accordion playing and his infectious vocals drenched in Latin soul make this Caribbean maestro the best of the new generation of traditional folk merengue artists.

Joaquin Diaz repertoire is a mixture of traditional and original tunes characterized by exhilarating rhythms. Diaz’s musical career began on the streets of Santo Domingo (in the Dominican Republic) when he was nine years old. At the age of twelve, this king of accordion was playing in the most prestigious Regencies of the capital.

Still in his teens he performed at the Pan-American Games in Porto Rico accompanying the Dominican Republic’s Ballets Folkloricos. Since then his career has taken him around the globe performing at the world’s most prestigious festivals as a genuine ambassador of merengue music. If you need a lift to your spirit or just want to feel good all over, Joaquin Diaz’s music is all you need.

So be at 14th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival 2011 which will be held on the 8 to 10 July this year. Besides good music and great company, a cultural bazaar with over 60 stalls awaits, featuring a wide variety of local, fusion and international food and beverages as well as stalls selling festival memorabilia, performers CDs and collectibles at the venue. This year, a smorgasbord of delectable delights await visitors at the Food and Village Mart set against the talismanic Orang Ulu and Iban longhouses at the venue for the whole duration of the festival.

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.

For purchase/booking/enquiries please visit or 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. You may also purchase tickets from TicketCharge outlets namely Chambers Music, Telventure Sdn Bhd, Rock Corner all in the Klang Valley or at Speedy Outlets throughout the country or at all Sarawak Tourism Board’s Visitors Information Centres in Kuching (082-410944), Sibu (084-340980) and Miri (085-434180).

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Date : June 11, 2011

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