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Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:49

This 30th & 31st of March, travel the world at the Quarry Park, Penang Botanic Gardens with 12 International World Music bands from Brazil, Japan, Turkey, Philiphines, Malaysia, Portugal, Iran, South America and many more.

The beautiful landscape of the Quarry Park will provide a nature-themed backdrop for the open-air festival which will start from 2pm with art and music workshops followed by the night concert from 6pm onwards.

One of the highlights of the night concert is an Afro-Brazilian Master percussionist “Dende”.

Dendê is a percussionist, singer, composer, bandleader, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist. He’s been a professional musician since the age of 14, when he appeared in the frontline of Timbalada, Carlinhos Brown’s superstar percussion ensemble.

Since 2001, he’s been splitting his time between New York and Bahia, and has played with Mongo Santamaria, Giovanni Hidalgo, Zakir Hussain, David Bryne, and Vinicius Cantuária. His own bands include the folkloric music and dance troupe Ologundê, the acoustic Samba de Três, and Arrastão do Dendê, a traditional Afro bloco (samba party band)

PWMF 2013 tickets can be purchased at RM80 per adult and RM40 per child for theone-day pass, and RM140.00 per adult and RM70.00 per child for the two-day pass.

For more information on PWMF 2013 or ticket purchase log into or call 016-411 0000


Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:53

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