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24 DRUMS

The explosive 24 Drums ensemble of SMK Arang Road, Kuching presents a stunningly choreographed performance.
karuna
June 11, 2018

Danai Kuwai

  A magical partnership of traditional Sarawak sampe master Salomon Gau and contemporary global sape player Julien Cottet. The music of the Orang Ulu has travelled far and wide and has bridged borders, generations and musical styles.
karuna
June 4, 2018

Arat Kilo, Mamani Keita & Mike Ladd

A groovy combination of French ethno jazz musicians, an African diva and the most infectious American slammer. It is the soul of Addis Ababa interwoven with shiny brass, Malian vocals and peppered with rap. An explosive act. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Sm3QEJh7Q
karuna
June 4, 2018

Kevin Locke

The drum is the thunder, The flute is the wind. Kevin Locke, visionary Hoop Dancer, pre-eminent player of the Indigenous Northern Plains flute, traditional story teller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator. Kevin is Lakota and Anishnabe.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv3hB9-Tubk
karuna
April 17, 2018

Grace Nono

ANCESTRAL VOICES AND VOICES AT THE CROSSROADS Singer and ethnomusicologist Grace Nono from Agusan del Sur, northeastern Mindanao, has been learning oral traditional songs from elders in different parts of the Philippine archipelago for over twenty years. She brings to the Rainforest Festival two different performances. The first--Ancestral Voices-- features sacred…
karuna
April 16, 2018

Alberto Marin

Fiery Flamenco! The music of flamenco centres on the guitar performance, the song and the dance. Dramatic, emotional, vividly expressive. Alberto Marin, lead guitar as well as being the artistic and musical director of this show titled “Origen”, brings for the first time to the Rainforest World Music Festival, this beautiful art…
karuna
April 16, 2018

Combo Ginebra

Cumbia! Cumbia  – the dance that incorporates other latin rhythms such as salsa, merengue and rumba, incorporates humourous Chilean idiosyncracy in its lyrics,  was once the populist music of the proletariat, Winner of  Best Tropical Song in the Altazor Award of the National Arts, Combo Ginebra’s music is infectious and an invitation…
karuna
April 16, 2018

GayaGayo

Rituals of Aceh. The Saman dance is part of the cultural heritage of the Gayo people of Aceh province in Sumatra. Dancers clap their hands, slap their chests, thighs and the ground, click their fingers, and sway and twist their bodies and heads in time with the shifting rhythm – in…
karuna
April 16, 2018

Shanren

The mountain men of Yunnan. The four musicians of Shanren are from some of the least understood of China’s 56 ethnic groups. They have taken their indigenous music and instruments and overlaid it with alternative folk and rock. Their album “Left Foot Dance of the Yi and other Chinese Folk Anthems”…
karuna
April 16, 2018

Sada Borneo

Soothing sounds of nature. The only Malaysian band who reached the semi-finals of Asia Got Talent in 2015. Voted Malaysia’s Most Talented Instrumental Band (traditional music) by Top 10 Malaysia & Top 10 Asia Awards. Their music fuses the traditional and ethnic melodies with modern arrangements.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tih1MHKvHNY
karuna
April 16, 2018