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19 June 2018: Malaysian Heroes writeup by Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival

22 February 2018: Humans of Kuala Lumpur  bite size feature

26 August 2017: Songs of the Spirit by New Straits Times, Malaysia 

7 March 2017: A New Kayan Journey in Old Song by New Sarawak Tribune

2017: Kayan verbal art, Takna' and Arap in Kuching In & Out

When I was 12 years old, I had a vivid dream. I was surrounded by the elders of my tribe and they all seemed to be singing in a language I couldn’t really place. ”

Adrian Jo Milang

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Jo Balo Punan Ange Long Bawang tei hak Long Lidong Do Tula Malan - Part 1

This song(s) you're listening to is one of Sarawak's dying ethnic oral art form.

Takna' (ancient poetic epic/poetic tales told in songs) is an invaluable oral entertainment in the Kayan community in Borneo. Singing along with me as the chorus (habe) were my granduncles, grandmother, grandaunt and other immediate family members at Telang Usan Hotel Kuching, Sarawak. It was a special occasion organised by non-profit group, Friends of Sarawak Museum. The video of the full performance was divided into a few parts. You may watch the remaining parts on my YouTube channel.

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