Sunday, 8 July 2012 – 15th edition of Rainforest World Music Festival could be among the culmination of musical career for Sitar Maestro, Samuel J Dass from Kuala Lumpur. His flying fingers and sensitive treatment of all the nuances in playing the sitar has earned him deep respect as well as winning him 7 gold medals and 1 silver for all the categories he took part in the World Championship of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, USA.
He has done much for Hindustani music in Malaysia, infusing both classical and contemporary genres. There is a deep understanding of the melting pot of Malaysian culture that is in his compositions. He performs at the Rainforest World Music Festival with virtuoso tabla player, Prakash on Sunday Night, 15 July.
Lets take a journey into the heart of Indian music with one of the world’s greatest sitarists, Samuel Dass and Prakash. Experience the daytime musical workshop and intimate evening at the RWMF which will be held this weekend (13 – 15 July) at the Sarawak Cultural Village.
Tickets are still on sale at the Visitors’ Information Centres (VIC) in Kuching, Miri and Sibu or online at www.rwmf.net/v2. Tickets are priced at RM110 for one-day pass and RM300 for three-day pass for adult while tickets for children between three and 12 years old is priced at RM55 for one-day pass and RM150 for three-day pass.
By showing the valid membership card, members of Malaysia Airlines’s Enrich Card will enjoy 30% discount for purchase of tickets at all VIC’s.
While the actual festival started on July 13, the official opening on July 12 will also be open to public. Tickets with dinners are already sold out, however the entry ticket cost RM30 are still available.
The event organised by Sarawak Tourism Board and supported by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia, Ministry of Tourism Sarawak and Tourism Malaysia. Other supporting partners includes Audio-Technica, Heineken, Malaysia Airlines, MASWings and Taylor’s University.
The RWMF once again will be held alongside with the Rainforest World Craft Bazaar (RWCB) which features prominiently as an important frienge event.