Catch Brazilian band Raiz de Cafezal at RWMF


FROM BRAZIL: The Brazilian band, Raiz de Cafezal, will be performing at RWMF 2012.

KUCHING: Come to the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) this year for a taste of Brazil.

Raiz de Cafezal, a Brazilian band will be playing the Carimbó, a distinctive musical style of Brazil’s Amazonian Indians, named after a traditional instrument made from tree trunks at the festival.

The band comes straight from the heartland of this music, deep in the coffee plantation country – Magalhães Barata – a town and municipality in Northern Brazil that has only 3,000 inhabitants.

The founder of this group is composer and musician Flávio Monteiro, also known as Cizico. He plays percussion, composes and also makes traditional instruments – the Carimbó, Maracas and Milheiros. The Carimbo is passed down through the generations and is ancient and compelling.

Raiz de Cafezal will take to the stage on Saturday, July 14.

Take this opportunity to listen to this ancient but great music.

Or why not learn to dance the Brazilian way at one of their workshops in the afternoon?

If you have not bought your tickets to the festival yet, do so now either at the Visitors’ Information Centres (VICs) in Kuching, Miri or Sibu or buy online at

Tickets are priced at RM110 for a one-day pass and RM300 for a three-day pass for adults while tickets for children between three and 12 years old are priced at RM55 for a one-day pass and RM150 for a three-day pass.

Currently Enrich members (Malaysia Airlines) will be able to enjoy a 30 per cent discount for purchase of tickets at all VICs.

The RWMF has again been voted for the third consecutive year as one of the top 25 international festivals by Songlines.

The festival will be held from July 13-15 at the Sarawak Cultural Village.

CDs and other festival memorabilia will also be on sale. If food is what you are looking for, you will not be disappointed as a food mart will be put up.

So hurry up and get your tickets today!