Alena Murang

Alena Murang is one of the first and few females to play the sape, drawing on her heritage to share stories in native languages of Sarawak, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo. She has performed at the Rainforest World Music Festival Malaysia,  the Førde Traditional and World Music Festival in Norway, South by Southwest, Oz Asia Festival Australia, Etnosur Festival in Spain, Colours of Ostrava in the Czech Republic and Wonderfruit Festival in Thailand. She was a UNESCO Youth Ambassador in 2017, and is a youth advisor to UNESCO Asia Pacific. In 2018, she was awarded the Miri Mayor Award for Tourism.

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