The Carimbó is one of the rhythms from the Brazilian Amazonian Indians, named after the traditional instrument made with trunks of trees. The group, ‘Raiz de Cafezal’ comes straight from the heartland of this music, deep in coffee plantation country in Magalhães Barata that has only 3000 inhabitants. This is music passed down from father to son and is ancient and compelling – the absolute real thing. These 6 musicians will have to travel a long way from their rainforest country to be present at ours and to participate at the coming Rainforest World Music Festival in July.
The founder of this group is the composer and musician Flávio Monteiro also known as Cizico. He plays percussion and also composes and makes the production of the traditional instruments called Curimbós, maracas and milheiros that pack the carimbó’s beat.
‘Raiz de Cafezal’ will take to the stage on Saturday 14 July. Take this opportunity to listen to this ancient but great music. Or why not learn to dance the Brazilian way at one of their workshops in the afternoon? Ladies bring your round skirts and men don’t forget your handkerchiefs!
So if you have not bought your tickets to the festival, do so now either at our Visitors’ Information Centres(VICs) in Kuching, Miri and Sibu as well as 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.
Currently Enrich members (Malaysia Airlines) will be able to enjoy 30% discount for purchase of tickets at all VICs.
The Rainforest World Music Festival has again been voted for the third consecutive year as one of the top 25 international festivals by Songlines. The festival will be held from the 13 to 15 July 2012 at the Sarawak Cultural Village and apart from the wonderful music and bands that you will see and listen to, there will also be their CDs and other festival memorabilia for sale. If food is what you are looking for, you will not be disappointed. So hurry up and get your tickets today!
Corporate Communications Unit
SARAWAK TOURISM BOARD
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Date : June 6, 2012