Latest News & Features
17 September 2019: Radio Interview - Endangered Art Forms of Malaysia on BFM
11-12 July 2019: Song To The Earth feat. Kayan Parap at Rainforest Fringe Festival (Kuching)
22 July 2018: Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival writeup by Star2.com
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. ”
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Show & Travel Dates
Aside from demonstrations, workshops and shows, I also travel to various Kayan communities to learn more about our art forms.
As some of the locations are off the grid, I will share my travel dates & locations with you here.
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.