Living National Heritage, Sape' master Mathew Ngau Jau leads a group of performers from the Kenyah and Kayan communities
Living National Heritage, Sape’ master Mathew Ngau Jau leads a group of performers from the Kenyah and Kayan communities.
This production reimagines Lan e Tuyang, originally a Sape’ led musician ensemble, to now being a multi-disciplinary performing team to create a strong East Malaysian music feast for the senses, KELUNAN (which means “people” in the Kenyan & Kayan language).
Sape’ is the traditional lute instrument of the Kenyah and Kayan people of central Borneo. It is made from a single bole of wood and was originally used for healing by the shamans (or Dayung). Later, it is used in celebrations and festivities.
This music is known as the heroic heritage of Malaysia, an artistry that is not to be missed!
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