Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) was invited to be part of the 2016 World Music Festival@Taiwan which was a government-supported event by the Ministry of Culture’s Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development, Taiwan from October 21-23, 2016.
STB was represented by the Director of Events & Corporate Relations, Angelina Patricia Bateman. Angelina together with two speakers, Eunha Kim of Asia Culture Centre, Korea and Franki Raden, prominent Indonesian composer, ethnomusicologist, cultural critic and festival organizer were given the opportunity to present about ‘The Practical Details of Presenting a Music Festival’.
“This was an inaugural festival and it was a great opportunity for us to share our experience in organizing the Rainforest World Music Festival,” said Angelina.
Besides presentations, there were showcase musician performance from Taiwan, USA, Portugal, Japan and China.
“There will be a small committee of Asian World Music Forum to be set-up to share ideas and bands exchange for the festival within the region,” added Angelina.