Ambassador – ALENA MURANG

ALENA MURANG

Alena Murang is an award winning musician from Sarawak who delves into Sarawakian culture throughout her work; playing the ‘sape’, singing in the endangered ‘Kenyah’ & ‘Kelabit’ languages, painting, producing, and dancing the hornbill dance. Alena also works on other projects with a focus on cultural heritage, the most recent being Project Ranih, an online archive of Kelabit children’s songs. Heritage, she says, is not only the songs, beadwork, languages, but we also inherit the environment - "our people are not separate from the land, the mountains and the rivers of the highlands.