What is RMWF? 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.
This 3-day festival (8 to 10 July 2011) is held 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. Example themes are: Women's voices, Bamboo Instruments, Drums of the World, Gypsy Music, etc..