The music and instruments of Sarawak are as diverse and lush and poly-layered as its rainforests. Gongs, from the large hanging ones that represent the standing of the owner to the small melodically tuned ones; huge log drums to the hand-held frame ones; all kinds of innovative bamboo instruments; and of course the majestic sape, the boat-shaped lute that has become the symbol of the Rainforest World Music Festival.

In small ensembles or in community-sized numbers, there will be showcases and displays of the music of the region.



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