Kuching, July 5, 2011 – The Rainforest World Music Festival’s genesis was in a number of Sarawakian musicians and dancers traveling to Marseille in 1997 to perform for top music industry professionals. Hardened European agents, managers and festival directors were brought to tears at the beauty and purity of this performance, which included Asang Lawai and Tegit Asat on the traditional sape boat lute.
Heralded as the top foremost Masters of the Sape, Asang and Tegit are back at this year’s festival accompanied by Mathew Ngau Jau, who has toured the world representing Sarawak, as an artist dancer and musician. This is the hauntingly beautiful music that started it all, by master musicians and true artists.
The 14th Rainforest World Music Festival is all set for this weekend. This inspiring musical and cultural celebration of contemporary and traditional world music will be held on the 8 to 10 July 2011, under the imposing shadow of Mount Santubong, and in the midst of a virgin rainforest at the edge of the South China Sea. As well as evening performances on the main stage, there are afternoon workshops, lectures, jam sessions and smaller concerts.
Masters of the Sape will be the first opening act on 2011 Rainforest World Music Festival. Music lovers will also have the chances to meet them closer at the daily Musical Workshop from 8 – 10 July at the Sarawak Cultural Village.
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. This is where people regardless of their ethnicity, cultural backgrounds, music interests, come together and have a blasting day. So hurry and get your tickets and come join the fun!
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 : July 5, 2011