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A celebration of world music, culture, and nature, the Rainforest World Music Festival, or RMWF, is an annual event that takes place in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The festival – introduced in 1998 – has grown in popularity over the past 25 years, attracting music lovers and cultural enthusiasts from all over the world.

One of the performance in RWMF

This year’s festival is set to take place from 23 June to 25 June 2023 and boasts a diverse range of musical performances, each with their unique sound and style. Not only will festival-goers get to enjoy the night-time music but they will also be able to mingle and interact with a stellar list of performers including Grammy Awards winner ‘Gipysy Kings’ featuring Tonino Baliardo from France, ‘Big Mountain’ from Jamaica/USA and Sarawak’s own Zee Avi, among others.

Festival-goers can also take part in the different workshops and activities scheduled. These workshops provide an immersive experience for festival-goers, allowing them to learn more about traditional arts and crafts, dance, and music from various cultures around Sarawak. Participants who are keen to expand their knowledge of musical instruments can, meanwhile, participate in the music and instrument workshops.

In addition to the workshops, the RMWF also offers a literal taste of Sarawak. Participants can indulge in a gastronomic adventure and savour a variety of delectable traditional dishes from various Sarawakian cultures. Sarawak is home to 31 different ethnicities – each with their own different cultures, music and food – so festival-goers will be spoilt for choice when it comes to satisfying their culinary desires.

One of the workshop you can participate during RWMF

The Rainforest World Music Festival (RMWF) is a great way to connect with people from around the world and gain a deeper appreciation of Sarawak’s rich cultural heritage. Whether you are interested in dance, music, or arts and crafts, there is something for everyone at the Rainforest World Music Festival.

Crowd during the perfomances

To learn more about the festival, please visit to book your tickets and to learn more about the festival.

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