Malaysian experimental folk band Sang Rawi has sent in this update:
“In July, Sang Rawi started their tour to share their new second unreleased album. The band went to Indonesia and hit up Makassar, Bali, Yogyakarta & Jakarta. In September the band went to Thailand (Bangkok & Khon Kaen) and then Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to spread the experimental cultural music from Sarawak & Malaysia plus taking the opportunity to exchange cultures between Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.
Gratefully, they have finished the tour with the supportive mobility funding programme from the art movement; CENDANA Malaysia by contributing there sponsorship for the tour. This touring project which named as “Tualang Sang Rawi” takes 38 days before coming back to Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia; their hometown. The Sarawak Government also played a big role in this touring project, they have sponsored and supported Sang Rawi to share and expand the new wave of cultural modern music. One of the band members have said; “It’s a good experience through all of these collaborations that we have gained on this touring project, when we shared our Malaysian cultural experimental music from our second album, the people in Indonesia & Thailand loved it and they also shared with us their cultural music as well. With that exchange of cultures, we managed to play along on one stage”. Therefore, with this new wave of cultural music experimental which they called as the “Malay New Order”, hopefully all of the band and musicians can protect their old heritage cultural music and share it worldwide!”