The Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) celebrated its 20th anniversary last year with a special line-up of 27 bands from different continents performing under one roof at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Santubong, Kuching. Last year being its special edition, saw a greater list of activities, including a wellness programme that featured activities like Capoeira, yoga and medication workshops, as well as Pustaka Bookaroo, with interactive sessions for children aged 7-12 years old.

In continuing its annual tradition of bringing some of the most intriguing world music acts from different corners of the globe, the Rainforest World Music Festival will return for its 21st edition from July 13 to 15, 2018.

But the festival does not focus solely on the nightly concerts. Festivalgoers can look to experience different cultures and traditions from around the world, showcased through numerous daily mini sessions and exhibitions. These allow them to get up-close with the performers, try their hands at unique musical instruments, partake in a number of activities held and purchase merchandise, CDs as well as locally-crafted products among other things.

First-timers to the festival ought to spend time during the day to explore the vast Sarawak Cultural Village, in which RWMF will be held. See the local folks’ traditional ways of life, with real people living in life-sized replicas of traditional homes of the major ethnic groups in Sarawak. Soak in the ambience and breathe in the fresh air. And as the sun sets, get ready to be blown away by a spectacular showcase of artistry in the form of music and dance.

Come and experience one of the biggest music festivals in Sarawak – the 21st Rainforest World Music Festival this July, at Sarawak Cultural Village in Santubong, Kuching.

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