Borneo Jazz Festival: Dayang Nurfaizah to take the stage at Miri’s Coco Cabana on June 26

Promotional material featuring the 15th Borneo Jazz Festival taking place this weekend in Miri.

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MIRI, June 22: Fans of Dayang Nurfaizah can catch her live on stage together with Sarawak Symphony Orchestra (SONS) during their ‘Vibes of Borneo’ performance happening this weekend at the 17th Borneo Jazz Festival on June 26 from 6pm–6.30pm at Coco Cabana, here.

According to a media release today, the Borneo Jazz Festival’s daytime activities and exhibitions taking place on June 24 to 26 are free and open to the public.

Festivalgoers can join a wellness programme, explore exhibitions on Borneo Stories (batik, tattoos and boat lutes), check out local arts and crafts or join a music workshop.


Culture buffs can extend their appreciation of Sarawak’s arts and culture from by checking out the Borneo Stories segment of the festival from 11am to 7pm which includes Borneo Boat Lute Revival Exhibition to study on boat lute processes and sounds, Borneo Batik demonstration by Noel Belulok and Borneo Tattoo showcase by Arth Akal.

For those looking for wellness activities which encompasses healing and fitness, watch out for Borneo Jazz Festival’s wellness programme on June 25 and 26 (8.30am-10.30am) for Yoga (Visualisation Exercise, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Hatha) and Sape session.

There will also be a Reconnect and Recharge station from 4pm-6pm for both days.

Musicians can also take the opportunity to attend music workshops featuring Borneo Jazz Talent Search Masterclass, Sape Performance ‘Evolution of the Sape’ by Miri Sape Movement on June 24 (5.30pm – 6pm), Percussion Workshop with Steve Thornton Eco Drum Workshop and Jam by Lewis Pragasam and Steve Thornton on June 25 (3pm–4pm).

Festivalgoers can shop for Sarawak’s basketry, beads and more in the Artsy Fartsy Artisan Market. Additionally, there will also be scrumptious foods and drinks sold there. The market will start their operation from 12pm–9pm.

Other fun paid activities for adults include a cocktail making and tasting session, canvas painting and improve workshop.

Meanwhile, families can participate in the Papa & I tote bag painting (kids above 6 years old) activity, Pot Embossing (adults and kids above 12 years old), recycled art (toddlers below 6 years old), among many others.

Evening ticket holders can park their cars for free near the entrance of Coco Cabana.

Standing true to the festival’s mission in promoting sustainability, eco-footing and building a cohesive music, arts and culture ecosystem within the local community, the daytime activities and workshops is creatively designed to set in the value of preservation in arts and culture, empower and enliven musicians in Miri and promoting responsible tourism.

For more information on the festival or to purchase the ticket, visit jazzborneo.com.

For the public category, 1-Day Pass is priced at RM128 per ticket, 2-Day Pass is RM228 per ticket and 3-Day Pass is RM338 per ticket. As for students and senior citizens, the 1-Day Pass is priced at RM88 per ticket, 2-Day Pass is RM128 per ticket and 3-Day Pass is RM188 per ticket. For virtual viewing, tickets are priced at RM25 per one-hour block. — DayakDaily