I see that tonight BBC Radio 3 is broadcasting a programme made at the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo. I hugely enjoyed being there a few years ago, so have looked at a few photos.
Most of my pics are a bit shaky because it was night time and I didn’t use a flash – but here’s the place in evening light as we arrived.
The Sarawak tourism people even provided we few media-folk with our own centre where we could chill out in the heat.
I spent a lot of time walking around exploring the sight in the sultry midnight heat.
There’s plenty of amazing street food around the place – and, fortunately for me, a lot of cold beer.
I even went to this stand for a henna tattoo is a bid to shock my family when I eventually returned from Borneo.
But, of course, the main thing is the music – which I was utterly stunned by…
I even bought a double CD of the artists at the event and have been playing it my car ever since.
I vaguely remember dancing the night away under the Sarawak stars.
The entire experience of the Rainforest World Music Festival was a bit similar to that outlined in Alain Fournier’s book Le Grande Meaunes.
One day soon, I intend returning the that magical event in the jungle.
Check it out at http://rwmf.net/