Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival

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Country and Region MalaysiaSarawak
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Festival Contact Information

Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival
Sarawak Tourism Board
6th and 7th Floor, Yayasan Sarawak Building
Jalan Masjid
93400 Kuching
Sarawak, Malaysia
Phone: (60) 82-423600
Fax: (60) 82-416700

Festival Description

The Sarawak Rainforest World Music Festival presents three nights of revelry wtih sparkling performances by world renowned musicians from all the continents on the same stage as indigenous musicians from the interiors of the mythical island of Borneo. The diverse cultural presentation of music and dance provides an overwhelming sense of global community. Informative workshops, and ethno-musical lectures with jamming sessions and mini concerts, followed by evening performances on the main stage has proven to be a hit with audiences, both from near and far. A variety of food and drink stalls, arts and crafts, festival cds by the performing artists all contribute to the fun-filled atmosphere of the festival experience. All takes place in the lush greenery of the Borneo rainforest.

The Festival’s green initiative draws attention to the unique ecosystem of Borneo’s rain forests. The plight of their destruction due to excessive logging practices over the years and the effects of global warming are a key focus of the Festival. The Festival’s venue within the rain forest is the perfect setting for bringing attention to the issues surrounding the ecosystem. This living museum offers attendees the opportunity to feel the rhythms and sounds of one of our earths most beautiful and precious systems. 

Festival Dates July 13 - 15, 2012
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Articles and Reviews:
  • Sarawak gears up for 10th Rain Forest Music Festival (, July 11, 2007)
  • India to participate in World Music Festival (The Hindustan Times, November 27, 2006),0011.htm 


Practical Info:

  • Sarawak Cultural Village
    Damai, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Online information
  • Shuttle bus services from cities and hotels—please visit the website at 


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