A prelude to the Rainforest World Music Festival that showcases Sarawak’s local talent and tapestry of cultures, now in its second year.
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.
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This article originally appeared in the June/July 2018 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Taking the Stage”).