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Friday April 8, 2011

RWMF among 25 top festivals

KUCHING: Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) has been voted for the second consecutive year as one of the Top 25 Best International Festivals by renowned world music magazine Songlines.

This most recent award adds yet another feather to its cap and elevates its status in the international music scene as a festival which has put Sarawak on the world tourism map.

According to the editorial team at Songlines, “This year’s selection of festivals is a broad representation of the quality and scope of music festivals around the world, from city-based events to ones in remote locations such as the RWMF in Sarawak and the festival in the Desert in Mali. The selection represents some personal favourites of Songlines staff and contributors as we feel that what these festivals are doing complements what we’re interested in at Songlines.”

The full list of all 25 international festivals will be published in the June issue of Songlines.

Among the festivals lauded are Ulsan World Music Festival, Korea; WOMADAdelaide, Australia; Chicago World Music Festival, USA; Essaouira Gnawa & World Music Festival, Morocco; and Forde Folk Festival, Norway.

RWMF, an annually event, will be held from July 8 to 10 at the Cultural Village, about 35km outside Kuching and set against the magnificent backdrop of the legendary Mount Santubong.

Limited tickets for a three-day pass to the festival will cost RM260 during the promotional period while daily tickets for Friday and Sunday are going for RM85.

All promotional offers are limited and are available on-line until April 15 on a first come, first served basis.

For purchase/booking/enquiries call the TicketCharge Hotline: +6 03-9222 8811 or at TicketCharge @ No 42A-1, Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park, Off Jalan Yew, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia or check online at

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