Please stop by and introduce yourself to guest panelist Franki Raden at the Borneo World Music Expo. The expo consists of a trade fair, musical showcases, conferences, exhibitions and networking sessions. It brings together the worlds of traditional, ethnic, folk and roots music to Kuching, Sarawak for the 3-day event.The expo is the first of its kind to be organized in South East Asia. The 2013 edition is the inaugural event.
The exposition is the prelude to Sarawak's iconic music festival; the Rainforest World Music Festival which will take place two days later (28-30 June 2013). This annual event is intended to serve as a platform to expose South East Asia ethnic musicians to the international market.
The Expo aims at bringing together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and also includes concerts, conferences and documentary films. It contributes to networking as an effective means of promoting music and culture of all kinds across frontiers.
Borneo World Music Expo is organised by Sarawak Tourism Board and supported by the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB).
article submitted by:Arlo Hennings, Lokaswara Foundation