The new Artistic Director for the famed Rainforest World Music Festival in Malaysian Borneo is Jun-Lin Yeoh. Jun Lin comes from a classical music background. Those who are familiar with the early stages of the Rainforest World Music Festival will remember Jun-Lin. She was the festival’s Artistic Director for 7 years, from 2001-2007. She also set up and ran the shows for the Penang World Music Festival, Genting International Jazz Festival and the Miri International Jazz Festival (now called Borneo Jazz).
Jun Lin works as a consultant in the performing arts field in the Southeast Asian region. In addition to her re-appointment as Artistic and Production Director for the Rainforest World Music Festival 2012, she is also the Artist Director for Borneo Jazz 2012.
World Music Central’s Angel Romero interviewed Jun-Lin to discuss this year’s program.