They are the Winner of the RWMF Talent Search 2011 held at Kuching Waterfront last year. These 6 young boys, still at College and are coming back this year for a slot at the main stage of the international festival, the Rainforest World Music Festival 2012 next week at Sarawak Cultural Village.
Armed with an arsenal of fierce percussion and traditional instruments, their music is a fusion of old tunes, ethnic rhythms but in contemporary presentation. They are led by Ainal Bustari, the whizz kid who is still remembered for making his debut at the Rainforest when he was only 6 years old.
Between the years of 1998-2008, Ainal Johari joined several well-established bands from Sarawak such as TUKU’ KAME’, TABUH PAK AINAL and JERRY KAMIT & FRIENDS to perform in the world-class Rainforest World Music Festivals. His apprenticeship with these “world music” bands has enriched his experience and musical skills, which he now brings with the introduction of his project band, the “RHYTHM OF BORNEO”.
Catch them on RWMF stage on Friday, 13 July at the annual Rainforest World Music, Festival. RWMF has again been voted for the third consecutive year as one of the top 25 international festivals by Songlines, the UK based music magazine. The festival will be held from the 13 to 15 July 2012.
Apart from Rhythm of Borneo, other performers of RWMF on stage will be Oreka TX from 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) and Samuel Dass & Prakash (Malaysia).
Tickets to the Rainforest World Music Festival 2012 are available at the Visitors Information Centre (VIC) in Kuching, Miri and Sibu while online tickets availabe at www.rwmf.net/v2 . Enrich Card members (Malaysia Airlines) will be eligible for a discount of 30% while purchasing at all VIC’s.
The ticket are priced at RM110 for one-day pass and RM300 for three-day pass each for adult while tickets for children between three and 12 years old is priced at RM55 for one-day pass and RM150 for a three-day pass each. Those who wish to watch the performance in style and comfort, you may do so by buying an additional ‘Corporate Seat’ entry pass at only RM90.
For the first time also the official opening night on the 12 July will be open to public and tickets on sale at RM80 with buffet dinner and RM30 for the entry with no dinner provided. So if you want to get close to all the bands and performers and have their autograph this is your chance.
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