During the Sarawak International Festival of Music and Arts (SIFMA) 2022, held on December 3 and 4, 2022, BorneoTalk had the chance of sitting down with US-based Sarawakian pianist, Esme Wong.
Born in 1952, this Canadian musicologist Randy Raine-Reusch is the co-founder of our beloved Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) and has returned to work on it in celebration of its 25th year.
Alena Murang, Sarawakian sape songstress awarded the ‘Best Asia and Pacific Music Video’ and ‘Honourable Mention for Best Costume’ at International Music Video Awards (IMVA), UK.
Jude Benjamin Lisa a Sarawakian who has taken a personal interest and passion to drive this Sarawakian Pageant Maestro to the next level.
YouSape’ songstress Alena Murang recently released her latest single and music video Meno’ that will transport you to the peaceful hinterlands of Sarawak.
Alena Murang’s music genre leans more towards world music. In the context of our geographical region, her music is deeply rooted in her heritage, the Kelabit culture.
Though he has an affinity for the arts and crafts from a young age, it was only five years ago that 33-year-old Sibu-based artist Aaron Chew Wei-Li began dabbling with drawing fun and cute doodles alongside symmetrical zendalas (zentangle and mandala).
Any event in Sarawak seems incomplete without a band, or the hosts themselves entertaining guests and having them tapping their feet to the exciting and familiar melody of the iconic ‘Bekikis Bulu Betis’, made popular by Iban singer Andrewson Ngalai. Here, we take a look at what makes the song so close to the hearts of Sarawakians.
Malaysian singer, model and winner of the Miss World Talent category in the 2014 Miss World pageant Dewi Liana Seriestha is a pride of the State of Sarawak. The beautiful and immensely talented Dewi is of Indonesian-Malaysian Bidayuh descent, born to father Yudhi Seriestha, himself a musician and singer, and mother Catherine Noep Sigit.
This 20-something multi-award winning violinist from Sarawak is adored for her passionate playing of the violin. She has been honing her skills since she was just seven years old.