Bookmark This: Rainforest Fringe Festival in Kuching, Sarawak

A prelude to the Rainforest World Music Festival that showcases Sarawak’s local talent and tapestry of cultures, now in its second year.

Adelaide-based Aboriginal musician Zaachariaha Fielding, one half of Electric Fields.

Dates: July 6–15, 2018

Place: Kuching, Sarawak

What is It? A prelude to the Rainforest World Music Festival that showcases Sarawak’s local talent and tapestry of cultures, now in its second year.

Don’t Miss: Homegrown production Sarawak, An Indigenous Journey, featuring Kuching-born soprano Dewi Liana Seriestha; performances by Australian duo Electric Fields, experimental group At Adau, and jazz singer Pete Kallang at the First People Party; photographic exhibitions like “Forgotten Beauty”—Tan Wei Kheng’s intimate portraits of Sarawakian tribal elders—and “Tattoos” by National Geographic Society Fellow Chris Rainier.

Other Highlights: A creative forum on wood and bamboo with regional greats like Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue; The Market at Borneo744, where visitors can pick up Sarawakian artisanal products from crafts and antiquities to music and fashion.

More information here.

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2018 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Taking the Stage”).

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