The Rainforest World Music Festival starts tonight, it takes place at the base of a mountain about forty five minutes from our hotel in Kuching. So far they’ve sold about 24,000 tickets, at a cost of about $77 for three days of music. It’s a big, big deal in Sarawak, even the president of Malaysia, Abdullah, will be making an appearance.
I am sure that there will be some incredible musical moments, since these bands just don’t make it to the States that often, and I love hearing a variety of instruments and the grooves that can come out of unknown minds such as these.
- It Rains in a Rainforest–Even When the Music Plays
- Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars: The Pulsing, Enervating Beat that Sweeps Us Up in Dance
- Bidayuh Music Is the Beat Behind These Dancers
- The Glorious Groove in Lake Pleasant–and No Jacket Required
- Life’s Simple Pleasures Are Hard to Beat in South Florida