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Rainforest World Music Festival, Sarawak

5 - 6 Floor, Yayasan Sarawak Building, Jalan Masid
93400 Kuching, Sarawak


The Rainforest World Music Festival is Malaysia's first and largest festival of its type, one of the most important events in the Malaysia calender.

public contact

  • phone: +60 82 423600
  • fax: +60 82 416700
  • eMail: email to Rainforest World Music Festival, Sarawak public contact

business contact

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  • Institution
    • Governmental
  • Promoter
    • Festival

participating in

  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2011
  • WOMEX 2010
  • WOMEX 2009
  • WOMEX 2008
  • WOMEX 2007
  • WOMEX 2006
  • WOMEX 2005
  • WOMEX 2004
  • WOMEX 2003
  • WOMEX 2002
  • WOMEX 2001

company description

The Rainforest World Music Festival is a major international event featuring prominent touring world musicians sharing the stage with indigenous musicians from the interiors of the mythical island of Borneo.

The 20th edition will be held from 14 - 16 July 2017 at the Sarawak Cultural Village, a living museum where the traditional habitats of Sarawak's major ethnic groups have been lovingly reproduced. Set amid lush rainforest greenery at the foothills of jungle clad Mount Santubong, and a stone's throw away from the beach resorts of the Santubong peninsula, the village provides the ideal venue for this festival that celebrates nature, traditional music and the indigenous cultures of the world.

The magic of the festival is our afternoon themed interactive "workshops", where artists of similar instruments or interests are pulled from the various groups to demonstrate their craft and to find a common music.

We also feature two side-by-side evening stages that run alternately for a non-stop evening of music. Our ever-growing audience of over 20,000 is a thorough mix of local residents, and guests from throughout Asia, and around the world.

The Rainforest World Music Festival, heralded as one of the most unique festivals in the world, is a not to be missed event guaranteeing an experience of a lifetime in the heart of the Borneo Jungle.

For more information on the festival, please check: www.rwmf.net

Applicants to perform should know that we prefer groups that have at least one main traditional instrument in the ensemble.





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