music in Borneo

The Sound of Music in Malaysia

Malaysia is one of the world’s best kept secrets in the way of food, place, and how about a world music festival to top it off? Cultural travel to Malaysia is a trip that can enliven the senses. Each year, in a place called Sarawak, a world music festival takes place. Where is Sarawak? It is in Borneo. Take a look at these musicians at the Rainforest World Music Festival.

Lan E Tuyang performed by the Sape Masters: (l-r) Mathew Ngau Jau, Asang Lawai, and Tegit Usat at the 2011 Rainforest World Music Festival


It is not only their music and instruments that are inspiring, their textiles and garments are enough to make me want to get on a plane. Borneo here I come. Here is another video of musicians from Borneo.


And lastly, the most clear sound of sape orang ulu. I love the sound of these instruments.!





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