Sunday, July 12

RWMF to feature rhythms of Canary Islands, Cape Verde


Tabanka is set to keep festival-goers on their feet.

KUCHING: The sweet beats of the Canary Islands and Cape Verde will be heard at the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2019.

A press release said Olga Cerpa Y Mestisay are set to perform and entertain with their transatlantic repertoire, where they underscored the mixed musical culture of the Canary Islands with the roots of this Spanish Archipelago and Africa.

Following the concept of ‘jallo’, an island word referring to the objects the sea throws up on the Canary Island shores, Olga Cerpa Y Mestisay’s happy, feel-good music would be a welcome addition to RWMF 2019.

Meanwhile, Tabanka will spread the rich and vibrant musical heritage of Cape Verde.

Inspired by Cape Verde artistes from an older generation such as Code di Dona, Bulmundo, Americo Brito, and Bitori, the group has a fresh and contemporary take on ‘funana’, an upbeat, energetic and festive music and dance style once forbidden by Portuguese colonial rulers.

RWMF 2019 takes place on July 12-14 at the Sarawak Cultural Village.

It is organised by the Sarawak Tourism Board, endorsed by Tourism Malaysia, and is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports.

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