Italian Powerhouse Kamafei to Bring the Tantalizing Sounds of Pizzica to Rainforest World Music Festival 2011


Italian band Kamafei is scheduled to perform July 8th at the Rainforest World Music Festival 2011. Kamafei is a south Italian powerhouse from Salento, playing traditional pizzica-pizzica music built on the frenzied rhythm of the tambourine. This is dance music pure and simple, but Kamafei also add influences of reggae, dub, rock, flamenco and hip-hop to create their untamed, infectious, unique sound.

With the utmost respect for their tradition, Kamafei also make use of technology, yet with no exaggeration, and always with a harmonious musical balance. Expect the unexpected, expect high energy, and expect great music, as Kamafei delivers you the heart and soul of southern Italy.

Kamafei is a compound word in Greek dialect meaning “flowing heat”, the heat that flows in their veins in every season; the heat that they try to transmit to the audience, and which they get back in concerts becoming enthralling, frenzied parties.

Kamafei’s show is enjoyable, intense, innovative, and yet it never loses the sound of tradition. Through their music you will understand their bonds to tradition, to their land, as well as their need and desire to discover other cultures and other musical experiences

So put on your dancing shoes and join Kamafei at the 14th edition of the Rainforest World Music Festival 2011 which will bring dazzling performances from across the globe as festival-goers flock for three magical days of daytime music workshops and action-packed nightly shows.

Rainforest World Music Festival has been voted for the second consecutive year as one of the Top 25 Best International Festivals by renowned world music magazine, Songlines, elevating its status in the international music scene as a festival which has well and truly put Sarawak on the world tourism map and extending its appeal to shores further from neighbouring countries.

The event will be held from July 8-10 at the Sarawak Cultural Village. For purchase, booking, enquiries visit or call ticketCharge Hotline: +6 03-9222 8811 or at TicketCharge @ No 42A-1, Jalan Metro Pudu, Fraser Business Park, Off Jalan Yew, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. You may also purchase tickets from TicketCharge outlets namely Chambers Music, Telventure Sdn Bhd, Rock Corner all in the Klang Valley or at Speedy Outlets throughout the country or at all Sarawak Tourism Board’s Visitors Information Centres in Kuching (082-410944), Sibu (084-340980) and Miri (085-434180).

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Author: World Music Central News Department

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