RWMF 2015: Celebrating and sharing ethnic culture with music and dance

By Danielle Sendou Ringgit
@danitbpseeds

 

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.

 

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A visitor learning how to play an instrument from a member of Ndima during an interactive workshop at the Bidayuh Longhouse.

 

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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

 

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Having fun dancing to the music of Congo Brazzaville with a member of Ndima.

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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The crowd going mad reaching out for the weavings made out of Nipah leaves the Mah Meri tossed to the audience from the stage.

 

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The crowd happily showing the token they managed to catch from the Mah Meri during the last day of night performance of RWMF 2015

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