[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.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
This hardworking documentary by percussionist Peter Joseph speaks for itself. A lot of thought and feeling went into its making. Part Three is especially important. You may also view it at the original site.
Originally released in 2007, this version contains a few updates from 2010.