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KUCHING: UK’s most influential dancehall toaster and festival goers can work up a serious sweat during his most anticipated performance – Macka B will be one of the highlights at Rainforest World Music Festival.

A British-born Jamaican reggae artist, performer and activist with a career spanning nearly four decades in the United Kingdom and Jamaica. He also has built a career on his insanely unique delivery and stage presence, with rough and gravely vocals, complete with a voice unline few others on this planet, Macka B instantly indentifiable sound – rich and emotive. Moreover, He has used his music to push dancehall back towards Rastafarian political consciousness, while bringing elements from other branches of the reggae tree like roots, dub and lovers rock.

Jamaica’s music influence has spread throughout the world and almost everyone is familiar with this island’s reggae that is situated in the sub oceanic basin of the western Atlantic Ocean feature African musical elements that formed the basis of Jamaican music.

Dancehall reggae is described as modern Jamaican music and is a sub-genre of reggae. Often referred to as reggae’s rebellious counterpart, dancehall music first emerged as an underground genre attracting large crowds on street corners, thus resembling a dance hall, hence its name.

A Rastafarian with political consciousness, his songs are devoted to spiritual and social messages. He has many songs hit the No. 1 spot on the Reggae charts, won numerous awards and produced albums that display an ability to move between serious and lighter hearted subject matters. Earlier albums like the landmark Sign of the Times (1986) and Looks are Deceiving (1988) are marked by dark political undertones with a constant eye on the struggle and strive of everyday life.

While fans know him for his music with impressive fan base sprouted following his popularity, the currently on-going “Medical Mondays” web series where he shares his ever-growing knowledge of bodily health and veganism that spawned a surprise smash hit when his raps on the health benefits of cucumbers appropriately titled Cucumba went viral, racking up over a million views.

At Rainforest World Music Festival Macka B will take over the DJ set on the After Party Stage on the Friday night.


The Rainforest World Music Festival takes place on July 12-14 at the Sarawak Cultural Village and is organised by the Sarawak Tourism Board, endorsed by Tourism Malaysia and is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Youth Sports Sarawak.

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Tamilselvi Doesn’t Speak Tamil

January 13, 2012 during 3:00 pm

Ada udang, ada garam
Banyak orang, banyak ragam

The Malay motto above fundamentally means that in this charming world, there are many forms of people with many forms of behaviour. There are those who feel unapproachable of their mom tongue and will not demur to promulgate in it as most as they can. There are also others who, yet they are familiar in their mom tongue, opt to NOT inverse in it no matter what a conditions is due to their possess reasons or beliefs.

Tamilselvi Doesn’t Speak Tamil will be on during Indicine, klpac from 14th to 15th Jan 2012

Tamilselvi, a Tamil prepared Tamil, is one such person. Though she can pronounce her mom tongue, she positively refuses to pronounce a word of Tamil and wants zero to do with it! If we know someone who is like Tamilselvi and mostly consternation because they do it, afterwards come and locate ‘Tamilselvi Doesn’t Speak Tamil‘, a stand-up comedy presented by The Actors Studio. This event is not usually about Tamil; it is also about a Malayalams, Telugus, Punjabis, Hindis… about all INDIANS in general. It will exhibit SOME secrets about Indians. It looks during a opinion of some Indians towards their mom tongue, their adore for a English denunciation and for some die tough Indians, their hatred towards those who pronounce usually English.

Tamilselvi Doesn’t Speak Tamil‘ is a stand-up comedy that pokes fun during some Indians. It is written, destined and constructed by an English entertainment activist, Morgan. The uncover is scheduled to perform on a 14th 15th Jan 2012 during these times – 12.00 pm, 4.00 pm and 8.00 pm. It will be hold during Indicine, klpac @ Sentul Park and tickets are labelled during RM 28 for adults and RM 18 for students, comparison adults and disabled. For some-more information, greatfully call 03 2142 2009 / 2143 2009 or 03 4047 9000.

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