Enjoying the RWMF and BJF under the New Norm

Music-lovers around the world got to go down memory lane this year as STB brought Rainforest World Music Festival Virtual Experience and Borneo Jazz Memories: A Virtual Journey to their home screens.

Held from June 18-20, RWMF 2021 featured a retrospective of past RWMF performances and new pre-recorded sessions with homegrown acts, recording approximately 140,000 viewers from 80 countries through its website and social media platforms, including TVS and Shopee Live.

Meanwhile, the Borneo Jazz Festival (BJF) 2021 garnered fans from over 33 countries and 116,000 online viewers throughout its 3-day virtual journey which saw Sarawakian artistes performing in pre-recorded sessions between exclusive interviews with seasoned jazz veterans like Singapore’s ‘King of Swing’, Asia’s Jazz Superstar Jeremy Monteiro, Dave Brewer of Dave and the Doodaddies and John Hammond.

Watch out for next year’s editions as RWMF celebrates its 25th edition scheduled to be held from June 17-19, 2022 while the BJF is slated for June 24-26, 2022.

Approximately 140,000 viewers from 80 countries tuned in to the 2021 Virtual Experience of the Rainforest World Music Festival.
Both the virtual experiences of the Rainforest World Music Festival and Borneo Jazz Festival were streamed live on the Sarawak Tourism Board’s Youtube and Facebook platforms.