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LA CHIVA GANTIVA AND ANA ALCAIDE IN RWMF 2019

KUCHING: There is no doubt that Latin and music from the Spanish-speaking world is far outpacing many other genres on the world music stage. There has always been a Latin group thrown in the mix at the Rainforest World Music Festival and at the 22nd edition this year there will be two bands – La Chiva Gantiva from Colombia who will provide an insight into their roots with their sensual, upbeat, danceable and contagious music and Ana Alcaide from Spain who fuses traditional sounds from around Europe and the Mediterranean with the cultural mix of her hometown, Toledo, Spain.

La Chiva Gantiva plays music without borders. Genre bending and adventurous, they’ll make you dance with abandonment with their original combination of rock, funk, hip hop and punk with Colombian rhythms, while preserving a jam mentality and multicultural origins.

Known for their live antics and frontman Rafael Espinel’s empathy towards the audience, La Chiva Gantiva are a treat to see live but also an amazing trip around the world when any of their three studio records play at a Colombian party, at a Belgian bar, or at a Mexican radio station.

At the end of the other musical spectrum is Ana Alcaide, a singer, composer and instrumentalist from Toledo, Spain. Her prime instrument is the nyckelharpa which she came across while studying in Sweden.

Rooted in ancient traditions yet resolutely modern, her compositions deftly blend musical styles from different cultures. From the inspirational backdrop of the city of Toledo, Ana writes and produces her songs, creates new arrangements and adapts the nyckelharpa to ancient melodies that originated in medieval Spain and have travelled throughout the Mediterranean region. But her personal and artistic evolution leads her to conquer new creative fields in the recent years.

In 2016, her fifth album Leyenda reached Top 10 in the WMCE (World Music Charts Europe) as well as on the Transglobal World Music Charts. Leyenda was also on the top of some of the International radios around Australia, Canada, UK, USA and Europe. The album has received reviews from professional critics around the world including Songlines Magazine which awarded Leyenda a 5 Star Review, Top of the World.

Alcaide has presented her music in some of the most important festivals, theatres and venues around Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, Morocco, Canada, Bulgaria, Indonesia, Switzerland, South Korea, Uzbekistan, Argentina, Uruguay, and has performed in more than 500 concerts in 4 continents.

Since 2016 she is the Artistic Director of the ‘Toledo World Music Festival’.

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.

LA CHIVA GANTIVA

ANA ALCAIDE - Photo by Ander Olaizola

For further information on tickets, festival activities and logistics, please log on to https://rwmf.net/

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Sarawak Tourism Awarded For Travel Marketing Excellence

Sarawak Tourism Awarded For Travel Marketing Excellence

KUCHING, Thursday – The Hospitality Sales Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has honoured Sarawak Tourism with a Silver Adrian Award for Travel Marketing Excellence in Public Relations.  The Adrian Awards claims to be the “largest and most prestigious global travel marketing competition”.

Sarawak Tourism, which promotes and markets Sarawak as a globally recognised destination for culture, adventure and nature visitation, won the 2016 Adrian Award for its Public Relations work for the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF).

Sarawak Tourism won the HSMAI Silver Adrian Award for its Re-imaging Campaign in 2012, while RMWF has been voted as one of the top 25 World Music Festivals by Songlines Magazine for six years in a row.

“We are incredibly proud of our Rainforest World Music Festival for receiving another award on the eve of its 20th anniversary. The Festival has become an internationally recognised event,” said Mike Cannon, group managing director and CEO of Sarawak Tourism and Sarawak Convention Bureau.

Sarawak Tourism received the award at the HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala on February 21, 2017 at the New York Marriott Marquis, attended by more than 1,000 hospitality, travel, and tourism marketing executives.

“As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Adrian Awards, we are proud that the industry recognises the Adrian Awards as the most prestigious honour given in travel marketing,” said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president and CEO of HSMAI.

Winning entries can be seen in the winner’s gallery on the Adrian Awards website and in a dedicated article. Visit www.AdrianAwards.com for more information on the event and competition and to view the Adrian Awards Winners Gallery.

Adrian Award Logo Winner 2016

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Rainforest World Music Festival offers special RM88.80 for its 20th Anniversary

Rainforest World Music Festival offers special RM88.80 for its 20th Anniversary

KUCHING, FridayThe Rainforest World Music Festival today launched its special RM88.80 entrance tickets in commemoration with its 20th anniversary celebrations.

Limited tickets will be put on sale and is only available online at http://rwmf.net/tickets/

“It’s a show of gratitude to our festival attendees, who come year after year with their family and friends. We wanted to give back to them somehow, and we want them to be there with us on this momentous occasion,” Director of Events and Corporate Relations, Madam Angelina Patricia Bateman said.

Starting with only a few hundred people in the audience in 1998, the Festival has grown to an internationally recognized music festival, receiving awards among them as one of the Top 25 Best International Festivals awarded by Songlines Magazine for the past six consecutive years.

The 20th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival will be from July 14 – 16, 2017 and the event is supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia and Ministry of Tourism, Arts Tourism Sarawak and endorsed by Tourism Malaysia with Malaysia Airlines as partners.

RWMF2017-20th Anniversary Special 19Jan

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Rainforest World Music Festival 20th Anniversary Special Promotion

Rainforest World Music Festival 20th Anniversary Special Promotion

KUCHING, Monday – In celebration of the Rainforest World Music Festival’s 20th anniversary, Festival tickets will be sold at 20% off early bird prices, with the promotion starting on January 20.

The promotion is for a limited time only while stocks last, with 1,500 daily tickets up for grabs.

The discount is provided by the Festival organizer, the Sarawak Tourism Board, as a ‘thank you’ to the Festival’s ardent followers who come back every year.

“This year heralds 20 great years of world music in the rainforests of Sarawak and a collaboration between us, the organizers, and the audience who support us and make this festival possible”, says the Board’s Director of Events Corporate Relations, Madam Angelina Bateman.

The Festival will be held on July 14-16 at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Kuching, and will feature music from around the world on three stages, two outdoor and one indoor, mini sessions in the afternoon, workshops for children, drum circles, as well as a variety of food and a craft bazaar.

For the 20th edition, plans are in place to have more activities including holistic and wellness programmes which will begin as early as 11 in the morning.

“The 20th anniversary celebrations is going to be a HUGE EXPERIENCE and we are planning more activities around the music,” added Angelina.

Starting with only a few hundred people in the audience in 1998, the Festival has grown to an internationally recognized music festival, receiving awards among them as one of the Top 25 Best International Festivals awarded by Songlines Magazine for six consecutive years.

Festival tickets and updates are available online at www.rwmf.net.

The event is supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia and Ministry of Tourism, Arts Tourism Sarawak and endorsed by Tourism Malaysia with Malaysia Airlines as partners.

RWMF2016 Finale

Image shows the finale of the 2016 Rainforest World Music Festival.

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