Rainforest World Music Festival starts soon

Sarawak .. music and orang-utans for me next month!
Sarawak .. music and orang-utans for me next month!

I’m off to the Rainforest World Music Festival (28/30th June 2013) so to find out more, follow me, @kiwitravwriter on Twitter (#RWMF) or like me on Facebook or sign up for email updates of this blog.

This Festival has again been voted, for the 4th consecutive year, as one of the 25 best International Festivals by renowned world music magazine, Songlines.

According to the editorial team of Songlines the “Selection of the festival is based on the broad representation of the quality and scope of music festivals around the world”

Now in its 16th year the festival, held annually in Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia) and has put Sarawak on the world map with its “dazzling performances from across the globe” and which attracts more than 20,000 international and local festival-goers to Borneo for three days of daytime music workshops and action-packed nightly shows. The Rainforest World Music Festival stands among other renowned festivals like WOMAD in Australia and New Zealand, and the Ulsan World Music Festival, South Korea

Sarawak Tourism Board’sCEO Dato Rashid Khan said “The event has no doubt been a contributor of tourist arrivals to the state and as the organizer of the festival, we are proud to note that our efforts have been recognized for the 4th consecutive year. We are putting together another great act this year and are finalizing the bands”.

Here is just some of the talent for you to check out:

· Rafly Wa Saja Indonesia

· Pine Leaf Boys Creole/Cajun

· Chet Nuneta Paris

· Shangyin Chamber Orchestra Sarawak

· Kila Ireland

· Nunukul Yuggera Australia

· Lan E Tuyang Sarawak

· Rey Vallenato Jamaica

· Palsundae Korea


Spiritual Seasons (above) is a Medieval, Irish and Scandinavian folk band from Kharkov, Ukraine.

See the whole list hereand, see some of the 2012 musicians here on YouTube

I’ll be staying at the Damai Beach Resort  (& hope I get to check out their spa) while at the music festival and then after that I’m off exploring the rest of Sarawak, then the rest of Borneo.

Don’t forget, follow this blog, or twitter, or like me on Facebook, to see links to my stories and maybe you too will be tempted to get to the Rainforest World Music Festival and Sarawak, Malaysia, Borneo next year!

Tickets to the festival can be bought online – see you there! For more information, see www.rwmf.net

Author: Heather - the kiwi travel writer

Nomadic travel-writer, photographer, author & blogger. See more on http://kiwitravelwriter.com and Amazon for my books (heather hapeta)