Mark your calendars for the virtual experience of the Rainforest World Music Festival on June 18-20.
Enjoy pre-recorded showcases by some of Sarawak’s top musicians from the comfort of your home.
(Kuching, 7 June 2021) Get ‘Entranced Liberated Immersed’ from the comfort of your own home when this year’s Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) comes to your screens wherever in the world you will be this June. For decades music lovers have travelled to Sarawak, Malaysia to enjoy one of the world’s great musical events until the Covid-19 pandemic made that impossible in 2020. For 2021 the organizers, Sarawak Trade and Tourism Co. Pte Ltd, have created a virtual experience to allow you to enjoy some of the great performances of the past and get you excited about next year’s live event that is planned for 17-19 June 2022.
This year RWMF 2021, the Virtual Experience, will be a musical showcase featuring a retrospective of past RWMF performances and new pre-recorded sessions with homegrown acts. It will be streamed on RWMF’s official site rwmf.net from 6:00pm to 7:30pm every day from 18-20 June.
Registration is now open for the three-day online programme that is free of charge.
Sarawakian talents Alena Murang, (pictured right) Kemada, Sang Rawi, (pictured below) At Adau, Tuku Kame, Suk Binie’, Nading Rhapsody and Mathew Ngau will be lighting up the screens in between flashbacks of favourite musical acts from previous years, along with interviews with RWMF’s forerunners and personalities and giveaway sessions.
“With Covid-19 hampering world travel, it’s important for us to remember the iconic Rainforest World Music Festival during the pandemic. Our online musical showcase this year attempts to recreate a virtual experience for those who are missing the excitement and merriment of our annual RWMF and build up their anticipation for RWMF 2022,” said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
“I believe that RWMF 2021’s theme – Entranced, Liberated, Immersed – captures the spirit of the RWMF as a whole, and we look forward to being able to hold it in a big way for RWMF 2022 which is tentatively scheduled for 17-19 June.”
In the meantime, viewers at home who have missed the annual musical event can relive the feel of the RWMF with a choice of concerts, workshops, and even food delivery via GrabFood available on rwmf.net. Watch daytime workshops and performances from previous years on the workshop page, where you can watch from virtual SCV longhouses, much like the physical event.
Through Grabfood and Shopee, RWMF’s official delivery and e-commerce partners, viewers can order and dine in at their own leisure or order exclusive and limited edition merchandise like a T-shirt or cloth face mask to mark the RWMF’s first-ever virtual experience.
Register to be eligible for the giveaways to be held during the online streaming, where you can win free tickets to RWMF 2022, discounts to select hotels, RWMF merchandise and much more.
To qualify for a goodie bag, participants will have to ‘like’ the official RWMF page; post a photo of themselves at previous RWMFs or when watching the virtual concert; include #rwmf2021virtual or tag the RWMF official Facebook page and share the post in their own Facebook page.
The viewer who watches the RWMF virtual experience throughout all three days will have to answer questions related to the three-day online concert to win the Grand Prize of RWMF 2022 tickets, RWMF 2021 merchandise, and hotel stays among other prizes.
For more information on the RWMF2021, log on to its official website at https://rwmf.net/
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