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2019

2019Performers

1DRUM.ORG

The popular percussion sessions for RWMF audience to participate in is on every evening. 1DRUM & friends are back with the theme – EVERYONE CAN DRUM! Facilitator, Shameer Bakhda is joined by Emcee Nipun aka MC-NC, Bhindee from Dhol Alliance, Hisha (Rudy) from White Percussion Unit and multi-instrumentalist Firlany Malik.…
Erivina Jihel
May 12, 2019
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WAI (New Zealand)

WAI are inspired by their ancestors and people like KUPE,  a legendary figure that features prominently in the mythology and oral history of the Maori. They create a minimalist but powerful acoustic performance. Mina and Maaka Phat were the founders of the group  and their intention is not just to…
Erivina Jihel
May 12, 2019
2019Performers

TRAD.ATTACK! (Estonia)

TRAD.ATTACK! is an irrepressible trio – in personality, as well as in their music. Their music , as inventive and as ambitious as they can be. In a few years, they have brought Estonian music to a high, mixing archaic songs sung by their grandmothers with energetic contemporary multi layers…
Erivina Jihel
May 12, 2019
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Talisk (Scotland)

In their five years, Scottish firebrancs TALISK have stacked up several major awards for their explosive energetic yet artfully woven sound, in cluding 2017’s Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. Mohsen Amini, the concertino player, won…
Erivina Jihel
May 10, 2019
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Tabanka (Cape Verde)

  Tabanka is a young Cape Verdean group from Rotterdam whose music has been inspired by that of Cape Verde artists from an older generation such as Code di Dona, Bulmundo, Americo Brito and of course, Bitori. The group has a fresh and contemporary take on funana, the upbeat, energetic…
Erivina Jihel
May 10, 2019
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Staak Bisomu (Sarawak, Malaysia)

STAAK BISOMU come from Kampong Atas Singai in Bau, Sarawak. They are from the Bidayuh community aged between 19 to 50 years old. Their old rituals and ways are still practiced at their village. They bring us a glimpse into the some of the fascinating and almost hidden rituals of…
Erivina Jihel
May 9, 2019
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Spirit Of The Hornbill (Indonesia)

Siti Habibah and Apriyadi started to teach Dayak traditional dance at an elementary school in Palangka Raya.  This has grown into an intensive training academy where they now teach the younger generation this cultural art form. Supported by David Metcalf, a professional photographer from New Zealand, their dream is to…
Erivina Jihel
May 9, 2019
2019Performers

Sedaa (Iran / Mongolia)

Persian music connects with traditional Mongolian music to make an extraordinary and fascinating sound. Master singers Nasaa Nasanjargal and Naraa Naranbaatar together with virtuostic Dulcimer player Ganzorig Davaakhuu, and multi-instrumentalist Omid Bahadori will transport you into the exotic world between the Orient and Mongolian steppe, Their music comes from natural…
Erivina Jihel
May 9, 2019