KUCHING, 9th June 2023 – Sarawak Tourism Board (STB), the organiser of Sarawak’s iconic event Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF), expressed their appreciation to the festival’s sponsors and supporters in a special event held at Raia Hotel and Convention Centre today.
The appreciation ceremony was graced by the Minister for Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts YB Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, along with the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Sarawak Datu Sherrina Hussaini and Sarawak Tourism Board’s Chief Executive Officer Puan Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor.
During his speech, Yang Berhormat Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah thanked the partners and supporters for their contributions to the festival, adding that their contributions will help in fulfilling STB’s vision of bringing the world together in Sarawak through music.
“Standing here today, I see a united front and a heart-warming demonstration of public–private partnership collaboration that shows confidence and trust in our mission to make a positive and lasting difference in the music community in Sarawak,” he said.
“I am very happy to see that the public–private partnership collaboration between STB and our partners for RWMF will help in making the region of Sarawak become a ‘leader’ in Responsible Tourism and sustainability in the country, and also as a viable hub for music tourism,” Abdul Karim added.
The list of sponsors for Rainforest World Music Festival 2023 are as follows:
|MALAYSIA AIRLINES (MAG)
|Official Airline Partner
|GOLD & E-hailing Partner
|PLAZA MERDEKA & WATERFRONT HOTEL
|PETROLEUM SARAWAK BERHAD
|MIDVALLEY MEGAMALL, KUALA LUMPUR
|SARAWAK TIMBER ASSOCIATION
|ATS GLOBAL TRAVEL & CHARTER SDN BHD
Rainforest World Music Festival 2023
Musicians and fans of world music all over the globe are invited to experience different sounds from across the world at the iconic Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2023 that is making its full physical comeback from 23rd to 25th June 2023 at the Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV).
With the theme ‘Reflections’, RWMF 2023 is an opportunity for festival goers to reflect on our connection with nature and embrace diverse musical styles with underlying values for a deeper appreciation of the world. This year marks RWMF’s 26th edition and the festival continue to advocate sustainable practices and greening initiatives, making Sarawak to be a leading ecotourism destination for future generations of music lovers.
Featuring more than 20 bands from 12 countries from 4 continents, festival goers can look forward to performances by Grammy Award winner Gipsy Kings featuring Tonino Baliardo from France of such hits as ‘Djobi Djoba’ and ‘Bamboleo’, Big Mountain from Jamaica and the USA best known for their hit song ‘Baby I Love Your Way’, Safi Theatre from Tanzania, Rastak from Iran, Fasylive from Maldives, Afriquoi from the United Kingdom, Chatusram from India, Rizal Hadi & Folk from Indonesia and Ethno Thai Fusion Sound Band from Thailand. The line-up will also include performers from Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
RWMF2023 will also highlight Malaysian local talents from East and West Malaysia, which include Zee Avi, Suk Bini, Aseana Percussion Unit, Nadir, Steve Thornton & Afroasia, Sada Borneo, Tuku Kame, Nading Rhapsody, Geng Wak Long, Buloh Bekocak, At Adau, Meruked, and Orang Orang Drum Theatre.
The ‘Pre-sale’ tickets are available on Klook ticketing platform across a range of categories: Adult 1-Day Pass Fri/Sun (RM230), Adult 1-Day Pass Sat (RM260), Adult 2-Day Pass Fri + Sat / Sat + Sun (RM440), Adult 3-Day Pass (RM590), and Child 1-Day Pass Fri/Sat/Sun (RM80) – under a limited-period offer.
More info on the musical line-up and ticketing can be found on Rainforest World Music Festivals official website at rwmf.net.
For more information about Rainforest Music World Music Festival 2023, log on to rwmf.net.