The Rainforest World Music Festival (often abbreviated as RWMF) is an annual three-day music festival. The festival celebrates the diversity of world music, held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, with daytime music workshops, cultural displays, craft displays, food stalls, and main-stage evening concerts.
As the festival organiser of the iconic event of the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF), Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) has strengthened the path towards a sustainable and eco-friendly festival since 2015. Such greening efforts culminated in RWMF 2019 where STB reduced leftover festival waste through sustainable procurement, waste management and the ban of single-use plastic water bottles to create a green zero-waste festival. In addition, the Borneo Jazz Festival also deployed several green practices as part of efforts to create a zero-waste event and encourage festival-goers to make smarter water and food choices by going local. Other efforts to create a positive local impact include encourage the upcycling of single-use plastic and reducing waste in the run-up to the Borneo Jazz Festival.
Borneo Jazz Festival
The Borneo Jazz Festival is one of the longest-running Jazz festivals in Miri, Sarawak. Borneo Jazz Festival has evolved to emphasise social responsibility towards recycling within the local community. In 2018, the festival introduced the Borneo Jazz Talent Search as part of its musical outreach programme. Held over three days, the Borneo Jazz Festival has featured a stellar line-up of internationally acclaimed artists and DJs from the USA, Italy, Mexico, Japan, Austria, Netherlands as well as local artists. The ongoing objective of the Borneo Jazz Festival is to promote music tourism for Sarawak, collaborating with local communities to showcase Borneo through its exotic cuisine and wide array of indigenous arts & crafts.