Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A Starry-Eyed Vacation from Bloggoria

[photo taken 07.07.07 by Anoora Chapek]

It's that time of year again: the Rainforest World Music Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary from July 13-15 at the Sarawak Cultural Village and you bet I'll be there! Having been a performer at the very first festival back in August 1998 (read my euphoric report here!), I haven't missed a single year. I look forward greatly to the reunion with fabulous musicians from all over the world who have all played at this festival at least once over the past decade - the boys from Shooglenifty (a totally hip Edinburgh trancedance band that's been around since the 1970s), Mas Y Mas (great buddies who have visited Magick River twice since 2004), The mesmerizingly charismatic Hanitra (Anch) of Tarika Be and her delightful sister Noro, the friendly Inka Marka guys from Melbourne, three good-humored chaps from Hull who call themselves the Doghouse Skiffle Group... and, of course, Huun Huur Tu, the sensational Tuvan throat-singers with their Russian acoustic/electro-trance collaborators, Malerija! Oops, forgot to mention my Mohican wizard friend Marcin Ruminski who heads Shannon, the powerhouse Polish Celtic group that rocked the crowd in 2005, and the wholesome, sweaty boys from Oregon who call themselves the Foghorn Stringband :-)

Back before anyone notices I've been gone. Good time to browse my blog archives, ha ha.

4 comments:

nyx said...

i am super excited too! it's my second year and i am definately trying to make rwmf an annual affair.

see you there antares!

Serenity said...

hey! have fun at the RWMF. my friends were nearly bumped off their hotel. not nice. i had to rant about it in my blog. enuff about that. looking forward to your photos from teh RWMF 2007!

Antares said...

Hello Nyx... glad I got to hug you at the festival :-) Serenity, nice to hear from you... will be reviewing for kakiseni.com. Took no photos but have access to official pix and the 8 hours of video footage I ended up shooting :-)

Magick River Fans said...

Man o man, did we miss out on the rainforest festival again?

That sucks - hope you had a blast...