Saturday, June 22, 2013


Less than a week to go for Rainforest World Music Festival which will start on 28th to 30th of June 2013 at Sarawak Cultural Village. This event is organised by The Sarawak Tourism Board for 16 years now and has been voted for the 4th consecutive year in 2013, as one of the 25 best International Festivals by renowned world music magazine, Songlines.

On the 24th to 26th of June at The Pullman Hotel, in capital city of Kuching, Sarawak, The Sarawak Tourism Board will organizing an Expo that will integrate a trade fair, musical showcases, conferences, exhibitions and networking sessions which would promote the culture and music. It is specifically designed to expose Asian and ethnic musicians to the international market. It brings together the worlds of traditional, ethnic, folk and roots music. It's called Borneo World Music Expo.

Quote from the press release also stated that being a musician or a band is not just about playing music but it is also about how to present and market the music, the image, the branding. It’s about how to get one’s information and music to the right people. On the other side of the coin, programmers need to have a big pool with vast variety to consider and to choose from when it comes to  selecting the line-up for their events. The Borneo World Music Expo is just about bringing the two parties together where they will have a chance to show and tell and buy and sell.

Along with attracting delegates and exhibitors from all over the ASEAN region, we have invited 20 international world music programmers who will be here to share their skills in conferences, meet the delegates informally and in specially-designed one-on-one encounters and to hear great music. These are professionals chosen for their interest in and history of booking artists from all over the world to appear at their festivals and venues throughout Asia, Europe, North America and elsewhere.

This Expo will kick off on the 24th June with the opening night and showcase of 2 groups,  one from Sarawak. This will be followed by 2 full days of conferences in the morning and afternoon followed by showcases in the night. These will be for all registered delegates.

Those interested to sign up as delegates to the conference can still do so. Delegate fee is RM 360 inclusive of conference materials, lunch and 2 teabreaks. For the public who are interested in watching the night showcases, tickets can be bought online or at the entrance and cost of these shows are only RM 30. More information on this inaugural event can be found at

NTGravity : Cant wait for this Expo....

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  1. as a musician myself, this event is very much close to the heart. Wish i could participate but im to far away haha...sayang eh,nangga pun jadi lah kan haha

  2. @Adi Herman aok la... sikpalaa.. maybe next year... kamek rasa jadi delegates bagus you got the chance to meet and greet fellow musicians and who knows peluang untuk kembang bakat....

    Thanks for dropping by... Glad to see you agan! :)


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