Sarawak International Festival of Music and Arts to be held from Dec 3-4

The Sarawak International Festival of Music and Arts (Sifma) will be held from Dec 3 to 4.

KUCHING, Nov 15: Enthusiasts in the music and arts community, be sure to clear your schedules this December as the Sarawak International Festival of Music and Arts (Sifma) will be held for two nights from Dec 3 to 4 at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) building here.

According to a press release, the festival aims to bring together performers from all over the world for the two-night event, which will feature performances from the Sarawak Chinese Ensemble led by Kenwy Ho Khong Wee, director of Kenwy Music and Arts Academy, La Danse Studio, the Sarawak State Symphony Orchestra (SONS), Sarawak Cultural Village, IMH Ethnica Orchestra, award-winning pianist, Dr Gilbert De Greeve, the Halili Cruz School of Ballet from the Philippines, Malaysian classical pianist, Esme Wong, India Fire Dance Group, the Victoria Chorale conducted by Nelson Kwei, Shilp Maitri Studios, and UiTM Chamber Choir conducted by Prof Madya Dr Masashi Kishimoto.

“Sifma will also feature two segments over the course of the two-day event. The ‘Let’s Talk’ segment gives audiences the chance to hear inspirational stories and sound advice from members of the music and arts community, including both industry professionals and enthusiasts.


“Love to be a closer part of the action? Be a SIFam! There are so many ways you can help, all while having fun, making new friends, and learning new things. No matter your strength, we’re always happy to welcome an extra set of hands,” said the press release.

Sifma by The Festival of Arts is organised by International Music House (IMH) Kuching and supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Performing Arts and Culture (MTCP) Sarawak and Sarawak Tourism Board (STB).

More information can be obtained from the festival’s website as well as social media accounts — @sifmaofficial on Instagram and Facebook. Alternatively, the following can also be contacted for these purposes:

— DayakDaily