Timor-Leste’s first Adventure Race on 12 December 2010 included goats, bikes, bridges, canoes and carts. But the one-day race offered sights, sounds and smells that were uniquely Timorese. This video was filmed at one of the challenge leg, Ba Futura. Challenge photography by Fyrol Anwar. Other photography, video filming and editing by Mallika Naguran. A Gaia Discovery production.
June is a good time to visit Sarawak. The people of Sarawak in Borneo, particularly the tribes or Dayaks, celebrate the traditional rice harvest festival. A visit to the Bidayuh longhouse in Mongkos village will mesmerize with colours, sounds and heady rice wine! A Gaia Discovery Production filmed by Amanda Tee. Music by Matthew Ngau. Special thanks to Sarawak Tourism Board for making the trip possible.
The Rainforest World Music Festival 2009 highlights the sounds of cello-beating, hurdy gurdies and mouth organs. A Michael Switow Production.
For three days, islanders, Malaysians and tourists flocked to the quarry gardens of Penang island to watch international artistes weave magic with traditional strains often fused with not so old musical instruments.
Traditional Tibetan music virtuoso Techung tells of his life, music and aspirations for his fellow Tibetans. He believes music and culture are the means to communicate and revive humanity. (5:15 mins)