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Tak­ing cul­tural ap­pre­ci­a­tion to new heights is the Rain­for­est Fringe Fes­ti­val (RFF), a pre­lude to the an­nual Rain­for­est World Mu­sic Fes­ti­val tasked to show­case the best of Sarawak, rang­ing from food, film, photography to ex­otic arts and crafts. The first-ever RFF hosts an ex­cit­ing line-up that in­cludes a con­cert by Sarawak-born Sada Kamek, a talk on Bri­tish nat­u­ral­ist Alfred Rus­sel Wal­lace, and a new Ong Shun­mugam fash­ion col­lec­tion cre­ated with pua kumbu ar­ti­sans. The fun con­tin­ues into the 20th edi­tion of in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed Rain­for­est World Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, which be­gins on July 14. Be­sides cel­e­brat­ing and pre­serv­ing eth­nic mu­sic in the midst of the lush trop­i­cal rain­for­est, RWMF also unites an eclec­tic group of mu­si­cians, singers, and indige­nous mu­sic per­form­ers un­der one roof. From July 7 to 16 in Kuch­ing, Sarawak. www.rwmf.net; www.rain­forest­fringe.com

Umai, a tra­di­tional raw salad XXVI 16. Vaioa River, Atuona, Hiva Oa, Mar­que­sas Is­lands, 2016, Jimmy Nel­son The indige­nous tree trunk drums at Rain­for­est World Mu­sic Fes­ti­val

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