Get ‘Entranced, Liberated, Immersed’ from the comforts of your own home when this year’s Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) comes to your screens this June.
This year, a virtual experience featuring a retrospective of past RWMF performances and new pre-recorded sessions with homegrown acts will be shown on RWMF’s official site rwmf.net from 6pm to 7.30pm every day from 18-20 June.
Registration is open from today onwards and the three-day virtual experience will be free-of-charge.
Sarawakian talents Alena Murang, Kemada, Sang Rawi, 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 plus giveaway sessions.
“With COVID-19 hampering world travel, it’s important for us to remember the iconic Rainforest World Music Festival during the pandemic. RWMF 2021 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 Sarawak 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 musical acts, 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 festival.
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.
For more information on the RWMF2021, log on to its official website at rwmf.net.