Kuching, 28 June 2011 – From cold Scandinavia, Frigg will be heating up the RWMF stage this coming 8 July 2011 with their stunning performance. Featuring the premier talents of the young generation, classically trained folk musicians in Finland and Norway, Frigg has developed a musical blend of their own. It has been called Nordgrass, which can be read as a word combination of their main influences Nordic folk and American bluegrass, or as a reminder of their straight grassroots attitude for making music.
Energy, fun, humour, and interaction are Frigg’s most important virtues on any gig. And still, having finished five successful albums with several nominations for the best folk music albums of the year and ‘Top of the World’ appearances on Songlines magazine, the joy of performing live and giving the audience an energizing experience is what Frigg enjoy the most. They have five extensive tours in the US and Canada under their belt and keep going there every year. In Europe, they have toured both in shady clubs and bright concert halls as well as appeared at numerous prestigious festivals worldwide.
So come on and get a ticket to the 14th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival. Frigg will be on stage on Friday night and also at the Musical Workshops in the afternoons during the 3 days of the festival. Band members from Frigg will join the musical workshop with few other bands at Iban Longhouse namely “Femme Fiddles” featuring fantastic female fiddlers fiddling as well as “Mountain Music” at the Dewan Lagenda on the festival site. This will be happening on the first day of the festival only.
RWMF 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. It is a not-to-be-missed occasion, and guarantees a smashing time in the heart of the Borneo rainforest. This is where people regardless of their ethnicity, cultural backgrounds, music interests, come together and have a blasting day. This jam-packed event takes up three days of musical fun features activities like informative workshops, ethno-musical lectures and jamming sessions.
For purchase/booking/enquiries please visit www.ticketcharge.com.my 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.
Tickets also on sale at Sarawak Tourism Board’s Visitors Information Centres in Kuching (082-410944), Sibu (084-340980) and Miri (085-434180).
For more details, kindly log on to www.rainforestmusic-borneo.com.
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Date : June 28, 2011