‘An unassuming trio with island myths to tell’
Posted on February 22, 2011, Tuesday
KUCHING: With its world fusion sounds, precise arrangements and a catalogue of songs and instruments that link the Pacific’s primal myths to Scotland’s mysticism, Pacific Curls – a trio consisting of a Pacific Islander, a Maori and a Scot perform totally enthralling world music.
Over the years, they have played together. The three members have accumulated an impressive instrumental collection featuring the ukulele, cajon, fiddle, traditional Maori instruments and various percussive instruments.
With a rapidly growing international audience particularly after apperances at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, WOMAD New Zealand and extensive touring throughout Canada, South Korea, Australia, Europe, New Caledonia and New Zealand, Pacific Curls established a loyal and enthusiastic following for their unique original blend of Polynesian-Celtica sounds.
Four years ago when they found themselves in an Auckland studio recording a Celtic-Maori-Pacific fusion album with two others, they had little idea that after two Europen tours, untold Australian, several New Zealand and a knock out Canadian Festival run, they would be the last three standing.
“We had no idea the three of us would end up as a trio and yet under miraculous circumstances we just seem to click,” said Sarah Beattle, vocal and long time fiddle player in a press statement here yesterday.
Music lovers, who want to put your finger on the pulse of a global sound, check out the Pacific Curls at the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) scheduled for July 8 to 10 this year.
The group and an impressive line-up from across the globe will stage the exciting annual festival.
Any individuals who want to see them on stage or join them in one of their workshop sessions are advised to get tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Looking forward to performing at RWMF 2011, Pacific Curls promised to energise the festival with their energetic rhythms and mix of world roots melodies.
Organised by STB Leisure and Property, a subsidiary of Sarawak Tourism Board, this year’s RWMF hopes to attract a crowd of at least 70 per cent from outside Sarawak.
Daily tickets priced at RM110 for adults and RM55 for children aged three to 12 are now available online.
A three-day pass for adults and children costing RM300 and RM150 respectively are also on offer.
For booking, enquiries and purchase, call TicketCharge Hotline 03-9222 8811 or visit No. 42A-1, Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park, off Jalan Yew, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Special promotional tickets are now offered online at www.ticketcharge.com.my until Feb 28.
These offers are on a first-come first-serve basis and will be a great opportunity for those planning for this not-to-miss event here.
For more information on the festival, the public are advised to log on to www.rainforestmusic-borneo.com.