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Sarawak Cultural Village

"Penjan Kasih" dance group has performed internationally and an awards winning cultural dancers led by the choreographer Mr. Othman Hassan. The artistes are the resident dancers and musicians of the international acclaimed living museum, the Sarawak Cultural Village of Sarawak, East Malaysia.
karuna
July 10, 2015

Pustaka Bookaroo Children Workshops

Pustaka Bookaroo is a children’s literature festival in Kuching and in India committed to bringing children and books together to celebrate the joy of reading to create readers for life. At the Rainforest World Music Festival 2016 Pustaka Bookaroo will combine music, stories and craft from around the world in workshops…
karuna
July 9, 2015

MAH MERI

The Orang Asli are the indigenous people from Peninsular Malaysia who have been living there since even before 1000 BC. They were traditionally animists led by their shamans, and the Mah Meri show their reverence for this from their carvings of spirit animals. They come to the festival with their…
karuna
July 8, 2015

HARUBEE

Harubee is 16 young men exploding with energy. Boduberu music evolved from the 11th century, brought in from the sailors traveling from parts of Africa. It is the relief found in dance for the common people. The songs are about everyday life, often heavy with satire. The drumming and dancing…
karuna
June 8, 2015

Kenwy Yang-Qin ensemble

The yangqin or the hammered dulcimer of China originally came from Persia, and it’s characterized for its bright tones yet extreme expressive range. Ken Wy is a master at this instrument and has established a Music & Arts Academy in Kuching. He brings an impressive ensemble of yangqins and percussion…
karuna
June 8, 2015

SAYU ATENG…ECHOES OF BORNEO

In Borneo, among the Orang Ulu people, Sayu Ateng means “welcome”. This 8-member group has been making waves in the local, regional and international music scene. All over the world, the old musicians and their knowledge of the lore and songs of their countries have been dying out. Ancient and…
karuna
May 25, 2015

uKanDanZ

uKanDanZ plays an unique style.  It’s an unusual meeting between an electric quartet from France and Asnake Guebreye’s terrific voice. This charismatic lead singer originates from the vibrant music scene in Addis Abeba. Their music is inspired by traditional and popular Ethiopian songs. uKanDanZ is a blast of real energy and emotion.…
karuna
May 21, 2015

Kobo Town

Founded by Trinidadian/Canadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town is named after the historic neighborhood in Port-of-Spain where calypso was born amid the boastful, humorous and militant chants of roaming stick-fighters. Situated near the fishermen's wharf, the area was a site of constant defiance and conflict, a place where sticks and…
karuna
April 21, 2015

Sangpuy

Sangpuy is an old soul in a young body.  His unique voice evokes the quietness of the spirit, the blessings of ancestors long gone, the origins of life. He comes from an ancient tribe who lived where the mountain meets the ocean. He sings songs from ancient ceremonies where gods…
karuna
April 21, 2015

KOBAGI KECAK

Komunitas Badan Gila (Crazy Body Community), more commonly known as Kobagi, was formed in 2008 in the village of Sebatu, Bali, Indonesia. Its sixteen members include farmers, labourers, entrepreneurs, teachers and civil servants. The members' various artistic activities have included Balinese masked dance, the processional ensemble balaganjur, puppetry, and contemporary music,…
karuna
April 7, 2015