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WELSH MUSIC At RAINFOREST FESTIVAL

WELSH MUSIC At RAINFOREST FESTIVAL

KUCHING, Thursday – Audience at the Rainforest World Music Festival will be able to sample Welsh music which will be staged on the weekend on July 14 to 16.

Welsh musician and legend, Huw Williams, as well as ‘Cool Cymru’ ambassadors Calan will be performing alongside popular international musicians at the festival.

Huw Williams, a veteran in the Welsh music scene, is a champion Eisteddfod clog-dancer, songwriter, guitarist, story-teller, Welsh bagpiper, half of Welsh legendary duo with Tony Williams and former front man of Welsh indie pop stars, The Pooh Sticks.

Some of his well-known songs include ‘The Summer Before the War’, ‘Rosemary’s Sister’ and ‘I can Jump Puddles’, while his newer songs include ‘Giggly’, recorded and performed by Calan.

Huw had ‘retired’ from the folk-club scene for a long time, but his contributions to the heritage of Welsh music continued as a member of the group Crasdant and his position as tutor and teacher of clog-dancing at trac workshops.

Huw was the co-founder of the Welsh Music Foundation established in 2000 with the intention of promoting Welsh music to the younger generation of musicians, and nurtured the careers of bands such as the 60ft Dolls, Catatonia as well as another band performing at the Festival, Calan.

Calan has been performing since 2008, the five band members perform their vibrant renditions of traditional Welsh music and are the new ambassadors of Cool Cymru.

Originally a tongue-in-cheek response by the ‘Cool Britannia’ musical movement to the aspiring cultural musicians in Wales, ‘Cool Cymru’ symbolised a time of desperation where Welsh culture was slipping away or ridiculed. Now, the term has been redeemed, or even reborn, into a powerful movement of cultural restoration and international recognition.

Calan has performed throughout major festivals in the UK and the rest of Europe, such as the Cambridge Festival, at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Mosely Folk Festival, Derby Folk Festival, Bromyard Folk Festival as well as the Whitby Folk Festival and the concert tour of Italy, Austria and Belgium.

They have since become the only band from Wales to win the international folk group trophy at Lorent in Brittany, France.

They have released five albums with Sain Records including their debut album, Bling (2008), Jonah (2012), Giggly (2013), Dinas (2015) and Solomon (2017).

Welsh music is energetic and spritely, and with both Huw Williams of the ‘old school’ and Calan with their modernised traditional songs, their performances at the Festival are assuredly going to be foot tapping at the very least.

The Festival will be held at the Sarawak Cultural Village which also features  wellness programmes, informative talks, interactive ‘mini sessions’ in the afternoon as well as night concerts throughout the three-day festival.

Some 20 international bands will be performing, while many local bands such as At Adau will be taking centre stage with their cultural performances of Sarawak.

Rainforest World Music Festival is organised by Sarawak Tourism, endorsed by Tourism Malaysia and is jointly supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Youth Sports Sarawak and partnering with Malaysia Airlines as the presenting sponsor with Zurich Insurance Malaysia Berhad (ZIMB) and Zurich Takaful Malaysia Berhad (ZTMB) (Zurich Malaysia) as Corporate Social Responsibility Partner.

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International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta returns

The International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta earnings to Putrajaya in Mar 2013. This 4-day fiesta to underline new side activities to astonish visitors.

This March, Putrajaya will once again horde a fiesta like no other in a country. The abounding supervision collateral will be converted to a vital traveller and caller captivate site over a four-day duration from a 28 – 31 Mar 2013.

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The Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, earnings to a Monumen Alaf Baru (also famous as a Millennium Monument) drift for a fifth year running.

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2013’s fiesta will see some-more sparkling special made balloons such as a Smurf Balloon, piloted by Koen Audenaert of Belgium together with Sven Grenzner of Germany who will be piloting a ‘Clown’ Balloon. 2013 also outlines a lapse of a highly-anticipated “night glow” eventuality where a prohibited atmosphere balloons will attend in a light and sound uncover on a night of a 30th; culminating in a pleasing arrangement of fireworks.

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To inspire togetherness and peculiarity family values, a fiesta group will once again be organizing renouned side-activities to fit any family or individual. Visitors can demeanour brazen to activities such as a para-motor exhibition, helicopter fun rides – suitable for families who would like a singular experience, tethered prohibited atmosphere balloon rides, a Mountain Dew Extreme Zone people who flower adventure, as good as a choice of sparkling activities for a immature ones in a kids’ area such as coloring contests, on-ground competitions and many more.

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Also, this fiesta will acquire an array of new sparkling activities such as a ‘Walk in a Balloon’, an knowledge where visitors can indeed go inside a balloon and also song performances by a Kuala Lumpur Jazz Festival among others. Visitors will also suffer a 30% bonus if they confirm to use a KLIA Transit to Putrajaya during a fiesta period.

More information about a Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2013’s activity choice and sponsorship opportunities can be performed by visiting http://www.myballoonfiesta.com

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Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Watch as charming prohibited atmosphere balloons boyant a skies of Putrajaya. Themed ‘ 1 World, 1 Malaysia, 1 Fiesta’ this eventuality facilities 23 balloonists from Belgium, USA, a Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Malaysia and Japan.

For some-more information, greatfully visit: http://www.myballoonfiesta.com

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European Union Film Festival 2011

November 16, 2011 during 2:00 pm

Lovers of European films, do take note as a European Union Film Festival is usually around a corner. Organised by a Embassy of a Republic of Poland, this eventuality is now in a 12th year and is an annual eventuality directed as showcasing a collection of films that pull on a abounding and different talents of European film makers. These cinema not usually arrangement a informative birthright of European films, they also foster a informative birthright of Europe’s superb film industry.

Some of a films that are scheduled to play embody classics like Oliver Twist

The festival is now going on during several cinemas in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya until a 20th Nov before relocating on to Penang from 24th compartment 30th Nov 2011. This year, a festival will underline over 15 of a best general European films from countries like Poland, Denmark, Spain, Germany, France, Switzerland, Norway, Belgium and Italy. Some of a films that are scheduled to play embody classics like Oliver Twist and Great Expectations; comedies like If we Have To Be Honest and Tandoori Love. The participating cinemas in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya are GSC Mid Valley Megamall, GSC 1 Utama and GSC Pavilion, since GSC Gurney Plaza will be a cinema to go to if we would like to locate a movies.

Tickets are labelled during RM 5 any solely for ‘Cell 211?, that is free. Tickets for ‘Cell 211? can usually be redeemed on a same day of screening. All cinema will be screened in their strange denunciation with English subtitles. For a full report of film listing, greatfully record on here or impute to all GSC cinema listings in vital newspapers.

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