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Borneo World Music Expo 2013

Borneo World Music Expo 2013

Come this 24 to 26 June, Sarawak is set to add another international-level music event to its impressive current repertoire when the state hosts the inaugural Borneo World Music Expo 2013 (BWME) in Kuching. The state currently hosts the annual Borneo Jazz Festival and the world renown Rainforest World Music Festival.

Events at the Borneo World Music Expo include conferences, workshops, networking sessions, trade fair and musical showcases. The event is targeted for musician and artists to develop new contacts and global reach. The organiser of the exposition, Sarawak Tourism Board (STB), is encouraging participants from the world music industry to participate in this ‘first of its kind’ exposition in the region.

 Dancers performing a Sarawakian cultural dance
“The event is open for all professionals within the music field who want to increase their contacts, pick up new skills and exchange ideas in dynamic conference sessions. The expo also welcomes those who would like to present their wares, products or music.

STB expect delegates from all over the Asian region. Among them are 20 international world music programmers who will share their skills in conference sessions. Registered delegates will be able to meet the programmers informally and in specially-designed one-on-one encounters,” informed Angelina Bateman, STB Director of Corporate Communications.

She added that these are the professionals chosen for their interest-in and history of booking artists from all over the world to appear at their festivals and venues throughout Asia, Europe, North America and elsewhere. ”For the exhibitors at the trade fair, BWME will be assisting to reach a select group of local, regional and international professionals who work in the cultural realm with special emphasis on music,” said Bateman.

 Pullman Kuching, Sarawak
Borneo World Music Expo Venue and Time
  • The BWME Conferences and Trade Fair will be held at the Pullman Hotel in Kuching and is open for registered participant from: 10:00am-6:00pm
  • The Musical Showcase will open from: 8:00pm onwards (open to the public)
  • Nightly concerts (showcases) will be open to the public from 8:00pm onwards at the same venue.
Musicians, managers, record labels, festival presenters, music venues, music professionals, cultural ministries, entrepreneurs, and technology companies can participate by registering through the BWME website. As this is a great build up to the World Rainforest Music Festival 2013, you can now come earlier to attend the first inaugural Borneo World Music Expo 2013 here. 

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