Bisaya Gong Orchestra

Sarawak’s Bisayah Gong Orchestra is known for its unique and soulful music. The full ensemble comprises 19 metalophone instruments which are played by a minimum of 8 musicians. Sizes, shapes and therefore tones vary widely. They include a Dumbak (wooden drum made from hollow-log covered both ends with animal’s skin,…
June 12, 2014

1Drum.org & more

1Drum.org 1Drum team 2017 is led by Drum Circle Facilitator, Shameer Bakhda (sAM) together with percussionist - Syahir Osman, dholi Keeran-D of Dhol Federation, multi-talented ethnic musician and graduate from ASWARA - Firlany Malik (Fir) and loud & lively Sonia Shah. Joining the team will be REMO Artist (Drum Circle) and Village Music Circles Certified Facilitator, Syed Ibrahim…
June 6, 2014

Gema Seribu

“Gema Seribu” Thousand Echoes consist of dance and music apprentices of National Dual Training System, Department of Skill Development. The “Gema Seribu” are having their 2 years practical training at the Sarawak Cultural Village. Their presentation at 2014 Rainforest will be covering of the overture with Puteri Santubong’s song, some…
May 29, 2014


The zapin travelled to the Malay archipelago hundreds of years ago, brought by Arab traders. It was based on a specific dance style accompanied by the gambus, oud, violin and traditional drums. Yayasan Warisan Johore was set up to protect the state’s cultural heritage and it has one of the…
May 28, 2014


A native of Burkina Faso, Abdoulaye Traore´ began travelling around West Africa in the early 1990s, notching up collaborations with the great names of the region, includingVictor De´me´ and Les Go de Kote´ba. In 2001, these encounters brought him to Europe, the crowning glory to the recognition of his talent. He is a superlative…
April 11, 2014


DakhaBrakha – is world-music quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian “ethnic chaos” band DakhaBrakha, create a world of unexpected new music. The name DakhaBrakha is original, outstanding and authentic at the same time. It means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. DakhaBrakha was created in…
April 3, 2014

Ding Yi Music Company

Established in 2007, Ding Yi Music Company (previously known as Arts Sphere Chamber Ensemble) has been recognised as one of Singapore’s most prodigious Chinese chamber music ensemble. Captivating audiences with its distinctive approach to music-making and dedication to showcasing a vast repertoire that ranges from traditional Chinese music to contemporary…
March 25, 2014

Nading Rhapsody

Nading Rhapsody portrays the Iban ethnic’s mythical story of an extraordinary role model. According to the long saga of Dayak tribe, Nading was a legend god of a place called “Panggau Libau.” Nading Grasi was Keling’s uncle, the Iban master hero. Due to his aggressive nature and curiosity, Nading Grasi…
March 3, 2014

Stephan Micus

Born in 1953 in Germany, Stephan Micus made his first journey to the Orient at the age of sixteen. Fascinated by the variety of musical cultures around the world Micus has travelled in virtually every Asian and European country as well as in Africa and the Americas. Studying with local…
February 14, 2014

Horomona Horo

Composer, practitioner and cross genre collaborator, HoromonaHoro has fused the traditional instruments of the Maori, taongapuoro (singing treasures), within a diverse range of cultural and musical forms. Mentored by tohunga of taongapuoro, the late Dr Hirini Melbourne and Dr Richard Nunns, in 2001, Horo won the inaugural Dynasty Heritage Concerto…
February 13, 2014