The Rainforest World Music Festival has begun and this 17th event (#Sarawak, #Borneo) is the biggest so far.
* 22 bands
* 190 performers
* 27 workshops
The tree stage has been enlarged; a 3rd stage has been created as the ‘the theatre stage’ and this indoor, seated, more chamber music style, will have 2 bands performing each afternoon.
Another first is the RWMF Community Drum Circle which will be for an hour each late afternoon: I’ll check it out tomorrow!
Tonight the groups I’m particularly interested in are:
Kalakan – Basque country
Karinthalakoottam – India
Son Yambu – Cuba/UK
Will get back to you about the groups on my return to New Zealand!