By Danielle Sendou Ringgit
Every year, the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2015 is a must-attend event which features not only nightly performances by world-class musicians, but daytime workshops where visitors get to interact directly with the performers and learn more about their culture, music and their instruments.
A visitor learning how to play an instrument from a member of Ndima during an interactive workshop at the Bidayuh Longhouse.
A member of Ndima showing a visitor how to play the drum during an interactive workshop at the Bidayuh Longhouse during the first day workshop
Having fun dancing to the music of Congo Brazzaville with a member of Ndima.
A dancer from Sarawak Culture Village showing a visitor how to dance the ‘joget’, a Malay dance at the Iban Longhouse during the first day workshop at RWMF 2015
A member of Harubee from Maldives showing a visitor how to dance during the ‘Ecstasy of the Dance’ workshop at Dewan Lagenda on the first day workshop of RWMF 2015.
The visitors having fun dancing to the music collaboration by the Pgymies of the Congo, Mah Meri, Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia and Orang Ulu of Sarawak with the performers.
Dancers from Sarawak Cultural Village showing the crowd the local dance of ritual Eagle Dance of Borneo at the Iban Longhouse on the second day of workshop.
The visitors learning the ‘seduction dance’ from Lindigo of Reunion Island during the Shake Shake Shake Workshop at Dewan Lagenda on the second day workshop during RWMF 2015.
The crowd going mad reaching out for the weavings made out of Nipah leaves the Mah Meri tossed to the audience from the stage.
The crowd happily showing the token they managed to catch from the Mah Meri during the last day of night performance of RWMF 2015