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Okra Playground at RWMF 2017

We have highlighted two of our favorite performances for the 2017 Rainforest World Music Festival, Ilu Leto and At Adau. Here we want to highlight one more band that caught our attention the most during that festival, the Okra Playground. This band originated from Helsinki, Finland. They call their band an electro-folk band and they play traditional instruments fused with a modern way. Their music is so unique and very melodic.

Their songs, each and every one of them have their own story and theme infused into it. From telling a journey of person to expressing somebody’s feeling, …

At Adau At Rainforest World Music Festival 2017

In our previous post we highlighted Sarawak’s very own Ilu Leto as one of our favorites in the last RWMF 2017. This time we want to highlight another band from Sarawak, the famous World Music Band, At Adau. They performed in this year’s Rainforest World Music Festival but their music journey started way before that. Like Ilu Leto, all their members are natives of Sarawak, Borneo.

At Adau is a seven-piece band consist of Ezra Tekola (playing Sape’), Jackson Lian Ngau (Traditional Bidayuh music insturment), Meldrick Bob (Drums), Juju Lee (Drums & Percussion), Alfonso Mckenzie (Bass Guitar), Cerdic Riseng …

Ilu Leto at Rainforest World Music Festival 2017

During the just-concluded Rainforest World Music Festival 2017, all the performances were awesome and very entertaining. We definitely loved all of them but we have some favorites that we want to highlight. One band that caught our most attention was Sarawak very own Ilu Leto. It was their first time performing at RWMF as a band.

This band consist of 6 beautiful and very talented female Sape’ players. They came from various backgrounds and races but they have common talent that brought them together as a band. Ilu Leto consist of Alena Murang, Elizabeth Bungan Peter, Munirih Jabeni, Rosemary Colony, …

EATOF Park by Asia Food Kitchen at RWMF 2017

Asia Food Kitchen entered its 2nd year this year. It was held during the 20th Anniversary of Rainforest World Music Festival from 14th to 16th of July 2017. This year it was called EATOF Park by Asia Food Kitchen. EATOF stands for East Asia Tourism Forum which consist of 10 countries as members.

EATOF Park by Asia Food Kitchen was joint by 6 representatives. They were representing the EATOF Member Countries. EATOF is a tourism platform that promotes tourism and culture of its member countries. Representatives from Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia and Korea were part of this year’s EATOF Park.…

Rainforest World Music Festival 2017 #RWMF2017

This year, Rainforest World Music Festival celebrates its 20th birthday. The festival is an annual event held at Sarawak Cultural Village, Santubong, Sarawak. The venue is about 45 minutes from Kuching city, the capital city of Sarawak.  Tens of thousands festival goers and visitors came to this iconic three days festival every year. It has become one of the biggest festivals held in Sarawak. This year it was held from 14th until 16th of July 2017.

Rainforest World Music Festival showcases bands, artists and performers from all over the world. They came from various countries such as South Africa, Finland, …

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