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KUCHING, 26 June 2012 – The Sarawak Tourism Board is, for the first time ticketing the launch of the Rainforest World Music Festival. The launch which will be held on the 12 July 2012 (Thursday) at the Sarawak Cultural Village is a chance for festival goers to meet in person or to have an autograph with the International and Malaysian band for that once in a lifetime photo opportunity.

Tickets for the night are priced at RM80 for dinner. However, for those who just wish to watch the opening show, tickets are priced at RM30.

The launching ceremony and dinner will be held at Dewan Lagenda, Sarawak Cultural Village, followed by the opening act by Raiz De Cafezal from Brazil and Rhythm of Borneo from Sarawak.

The overall lineup for RWMF this year will be Oreka TX (Spain) Hata  (Malaysia/Korean/Turkey/Taiwan), Mamadou Diabate (Mali/ Burkina Faso), Danyel Waro (Reunion Islands), Kanda Bongo Man (Congo), Khusugtun (Mongolia), Le Trio Joubran (Palestine), La Zikabilo (France), Raiz De Cafezal (Brazil), String Sisters (Scotland/Ireland/Sweden/Norway/USA), Cankisou (Czech Republic) Zee Avi (Malaysia/USA), The Diplomats of Drum (Malaysia), Rhythm of Borneo (Malaysia), Samuel Dass & Prakash (Malaysia) and The Music of Sarawak (Sarawak).

The Rainforest World Craft Bazaar (RWCB) will also be held alongside the Rainforest World Music Festival at the Sarawak Cultural Village and will feature prominently as an  important fringe event . RWCB 2012 promises to be even better than in previous years with a greater variety of arts and crafts with participation from Sabah, Terengganu, Selangor as well as from countries as far as Uzbezkistan and Indonesia.

The 5th anniversary of the Rainforest World Music Festival will be held from 13-15 July 2012.

Dinner tickets can be purchased from Idawati [email protected] or call +60-82-423600

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