Borneo World Music Expo 2013 : Great Finale

Thursday, June 27, 2013

[ UPDATE on 02|07|2013 ]

Hello from Borneo World Music Expo...

[ WARNING : Massive Photos... Thank you to Sarawak Tourism Board's official photographer -©Leslie Liew Photography]

Today is the final day for this expo and its all start off with Conference Session with a very interesting topic on how Local Programmers Talk About Regional Market and Opportunities.

Both a theoretical and a practical session. Does the region need more coordination among programmers and perhaps a coordinated network? Plus, practical advice for artists, managers and labels: What are the markets and circuits. How to break in. Who to approach.
Jaana-Maria Jukkara, Etnosoi Festival, Finland [ Link ]

φ( ̄ー ̄ )ノ : Franki Raden, Nusa Dua Beach Festival, Bali [ Link ]

φ( ̄ー ̄ )ノ : Asad Jafri, Independent Promotor and Programmer [ Link | Link ]

φ( ̄ー ̄ )ノ : Kaushik Dutta, Kolkota International Music Festival, India [ Link | Link ]

φ( ̄ー ̄ )ノ : Divya Bhatia, Jaipur Festival, Mumbai, India [ Link ]

φ( ̄ー ̄ )ノ : Yeoh Jun Lin, Artistic Director of Rain Forest World Music Festival, Director of JL Productions, Malaysia. [ Link ]

φ( ̄ー ̄ )ノ : Sonya Mazumdar, Founder/CEO of EarthSync, Chennai, India [ Link | Link ]


After a short break later continue to second session about How It All Works - International Touring.

Practical information on procedures, contacts, how to apply, what to expect, and developing realistic expectations about earning. Also a short explanation on protecting rights when uploading to internet.


Marta Dobosz, Warsaw World Music Festival, Poland [ Link ]


φ( ̄ー ̄ )ノ : Patrick Lee Thorpe, Songwriters Publishers, Germany

φ( ̄ー ̄ )ノ : Isabel Soffer, GlobalFest and Live Sounds, New York, USA [ Link | Link ]

φ( ̄ー ̄ )ノ : Birgit Ellinghaus, Alba Kultur, Germany [ Link ]

φ( ̄ー ̄ )ノ : Asad Jafri, Independent Promoter and Producer [ Link | Link ]

φ( ̄ー ̄ )ノ : Josef Aichinger, Noe Festival, Austria [ Link ]

φ( ̄ー ̄ )ノ : Jordan Verzar, Top Shelf, Australia [ Link | Link ]

After lunch break, there is a very great session called "Speed Dating - One-on-One".
Two days before, any delegates or media would like to meet and greet personally to the panelist are encourage to sign up for 15mins per session to any panelist they wanted to.
I personally find it really worth, especially to the musicians or anybody are invited to set up appointments, present their music or wares, ask advice, anything. Here's a chance to get focused, quality time with as many pros as we can schedule for you. This is the opportunities to hand over Demos or anything personally to them. What beautiful about it - you can sign up as many panelist you want. Great yes?

Around 4pm a press conference by Dato' Rashid Khan, CEO, Sarawak Tourism Board.

First showcase took place after the press conference at the Colloseum 2 in Pullman Kuching. The first showcase is from Kelantan, they called themself - Beringin Emas (Malaysia).

Beringin Emas consists of between 8 and 15 young musicians who play all manner of traditional Malay musical instruments including the rebab (Malay three-string spiked fiddle), gendang, gong and serunai (Malay oboe). These and other instruments are used in a variety of repertoires including Wayang Kulit Kelantan (Kelantan Shadow Puppet Play), Makyung, Silat tari and more.

Beringin Emas vows to take traditional Malay music to new audiences by supporting the performance of pure traditional plays and to expand the existing repertoire by experimenting with new compositions that rely on traditional rhythm – these are melodies intertwined with slow and fast beats that bring new realms of experience to traditional Malay music while striving to retain a sense of integrity and authenticity.

Follow them on their facebook [ Here ]

Musical Showcase 2 : Sandip Chatterjee (India)

Sandip Chatterjee,one of the most talented santoor players of his generation was musically inclined from a very tender age. His father, Mr. Asoke Kumar Chatterjee, one of the internationally acclaimed football players of India and an ardent connoisseur of Indian Classical Music, inspired his son to take up music as a goal.

Sandip was accepted as a pupil by the eminent Santoorplayer Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya in the year 1980. He is taking taleem of “Ragdari” and “Layakari” from vocal maestro Pandit Ajay Chakraborty last ten years.

After formal talim in pursuit of proficiency of the highest order in Raga, Taal and laya, Sandip, has been consolidating his knowledge with emotion ,dedication and creativity, under the able guidance of his gurus.

Instead of a regular performer for All India Radio and Calcutta Doordarshan, Sandip has successfully performed in many major music conferences and festivals all over India and abroad and worked with several overseas musicians under world music category.

Follow Sandip Chatterjee at [ Here ]

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Musical Showcase 3 : Palsandae: Korean Performing Arts (Korea)
They are the reincarnation of the traditional street musicians who would welcome travelling dignitaries to palace or pipe the King and Queen home as they returned from their ancestral burial sites. it's colourful program includes Pangut, Binari & Sorigut (shamanic chants), folk songs, Pansori (traditional storytelling), Chaesang sogo dance and improvisational shinawi ensemble music and dance. While deeply rooted in the tradition of ritualistic events with originds in shamanism and animisn, Palsandae presents a spetecular array of Korean performing arts with improvisional elements.

Follow them at their facebook [ Here ]

Musical Showcase 4 : Rafly Wa Saja (Indonesia)
Rafly Wa Saja presence in the Indonesian music scene are expected to enrich the dynamics of the music that has been there in Indonesia and of course not forgetting the roots of their own culture (Acheh). Beside that, hopefully with the music theme options Rafly Wa Saja future could be enjoyed not only domestically, but also abroad.

Rafly Wa Saja is a development of musical ideas, starting from meetings and casual conversations between Rafly (as lead singer) with Agam Hamzah (as a guitarist) and also Adi Darmawan (as bassist).

A year after that (2011) with the addition of two other persons, namely Jalu G Pratidina (as percussionist) and Saat Shah (the instrument flute), agreed to join in a musical group by the name of Rafly Wa Saja with Islamic and Ballad genre.

As in earlier works Rafly Wa Saja is still dominated by shades of Acheh Malay ethnic because of some work produced by Rafly who is a resident of Acheh. However this does not cover the possibility of subsequent works inspired by the rhythms of other areas of culture, as the other personnel are not entirely derived from Aceh.

Follow Rafly Wa Saja at Reverbnation [ Here ]

The night ended with momentos to all programmers.

Anyways, Welcome all to KUCHING, SARAWAK.

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