Annual rainforest music fest goes virtual

Watch RWMF2021 online at to enjoy past performances and new ones by Sarawakian artistes.

THE Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) is coming to screens this month as a virtual experience, featuring past performances and new pre-recorded sessions with homegrown acts.

Sarawakian talents Alena Murang, Kemada, Sang Rawi, At Adau, Tuku Kame, Suk Binie’, Nading Rhapsody and Matthew Ngau will give virtual performances in between flashbacks of favourite musical acts from past years.

There will also be interviews with RWMF personalities and giveaway sessions for viewers.

Sarawak Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said RWMF 2021 aimed to recreate a virtual experience for those missing the excitement of the annual festival while building up anticipation for next year’s event, tentatively scheduled for June 17 to 19.

“With Covid-19 hampering world travel, it’s important for us to remember the iconic Rainforest World Music Festival during the pandemic.

“I believe that RWMF 2021’s theme of ‘Entranced, Liberated, Immersed’ captures the festival’s spirit and we look forward to being able to hold it in a big way next year,” he said in a statement.

Last year’s RWMF was postponed, along with other tourism events because of the pandemic.

The virtual RWMF 2021 will be shown on the festival’s official site from 6pm to 7.30pm, from June 18 to 20.

Registration is free and now open to the public.

Viewers can relive the feel of the festival, with a choice of musical performances and workshops from previous years.

They can also order food for delivery and limited-edition merchandise through RWMF’s official delivery and e-commerce partners Grabfood and Shopee.

Giveaway sessions during the online show will offer prizes such as free tickets to next year’s festival, hotel discounts and RWMF merchandise.

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