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Kuching, 13 June 2011 – DuOud consists of two oud playing Istanbul based musicians; Tunisian born Jean-Pierre, and Algerian born master oud player Mehdi Haddab. Blending their North African heritage with the latest Western technology, the pair builds a musical cycle that looks to their African roots while absorbing and morphing contemporary music styles – break beats, jazz grooves and metal guitar.

While DuOud are not the first to mix the North African lute with electronic technology, they do it with such an imaginative freedom that sets them apart from their contemporaries. DuOud hovers between tradition and futurism, with varying moods ranging from surf kitsch to contemporary groove.

Traditional Sape (Orang Ulu guitar), gongs and bamboo harps mingle with the ancient oud (an ancient string instrument), water drums, zydeco fiddles and merengue accordians along with contemporary instruments create a mélange of musical melodies as diverse and disparate as their wielders. A thousand harmonies seemingly at odds and yet in unison, a world apart but here, one world, together…

All this at the 14th Rainforest World Music Festival which brings dazzling performances from across the globe as festival-goers flock to the magical land of Borneo for three magical days of daytime music workshops and action-packed nightly shows. The event which has put Sarawak on the world map will be held from July 8-10 at the Sarawak Cultural Village, which is located 35km outside Kuching and set against the magnificent backdrop of the legendary Mount Santubong

So be at the 14th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival which 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 13, 2011

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