KajoPicks: 5 performances we loved during RWMF 2019

If you were there during Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF 2019), chances are you may still be suffering from post-RWMF withdrawal. Despite a claim on international media last year that the festival was a dying brand with no new stories being told, the festival has definitely proven the critics wrong. The

Symbolism and traditions behind a Melanau ‘9 Pikul’ Wedding

Indigenous to Sarawak, the Melanau people are among the earliest settlers in the land of hornbills. The Melanau social ranks can be differentiated as pangeran or 15 pikul (royalty), 9 pikul, 7 pikul betirih and dipen or ulun. Each rank has a unique customs on their own and might be slightly different from

The differences and sameness of RWMF’s mini sessions

Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) internationally known for its melting pot of different cultures and music was held for the 21st time recently from July 13 till 15. While the audience reached its peak number on Saturday night, those who had attended the whole three-day festival would agree the real fun

Five bands you need to listen to after Rainforest World Music Festival 2017

Missed the 20th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF)? It’s okay because KajoMag has got you covered. Here are the five bands you need to listen to even when the music and dancing has stopped in the Sarawak rainforest. O Tahiti E (Tahiti) I would not only recommend this band for you to listen to - it is a group you have to watch. Founded in 1986, O Tahiti E is one of the oldest dancing groups in French Polynesia. When the women dance, their