Alena Murang is on a mission to musically conserve the endangered traditions and languages of her beloved Borneo. Photo: Courtesy of Alena Murang
Alena Murang is on a mission to musically conserve the endangered traditions and languages of her beloved Borneo. Photo: Courtesy of Alena Murang

On ethnic-pop album Sky Songs, Malaysian singer Alena Murang continues her mission to preserve the music of her Dayak tribe in Borneo

  • With her new album, sung in the endangered Kelabit and Kenyah tribal languages of Borneo, Alena Murang continues her mission to create ‘music of conservation’
  • Her songs are dominated by the sape, the lute-like instrument of Dayak tribes, traditionally played by men, which she has made her own

Alena Murang is on a mission to musically conserve the endangered traditions and languages of her beloved Borneo. Photo: Courtesy of Alena Murang
Alena Murang is on a mission to musically conserve the endangered traditions and languages of her beloved Borneo. Photo: Courtesy of Alena Murang
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