alena mu­rang

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28, Artist , Mu­si­cian Tell us more about your art. I play mu­sic and paint im­ages to tell sto­ries from the Ke­labit , Kenya hand Pe­nan com­mu­ni­ties of Bor­neo. Why tra­di­tional in­stru­ments? I chose to play the sape,p ag ang and lu­tong and learn songs in tribal lan­guages be­cause it’ s what my an­ces­tors did. Though peo­ple don’t un­der­stand the words, they tell me they still get moved to tears. That’ s not me, that’ s the mu­sic. How has this af­fected you? On this jour­ney—I’ m still dis­cov­er­ing and am con­stantly sur­prised by t he pow­ers of vi­bra­tion sand res­o­nance through mu­sic. Where do you get your in­spi­ra­tion? From na­ture and its tex­tures, sounds, tem­per­a­ture, colours and aura. Na­ture is the one thing that keeps giv­ing, and keeps be­ing beau­ti­ful even though it’s taken for granted. If you could do one thing? I would em­brace fear and turn it into pos­i­tive en­ergy.

“Em­brace fear, and turn it into pos­i­tive en­ergy.” — Alena

Al­corn Batwing tee and 721 High Rise Skinny jeans, Levi's; jacket, Kit­tie Yiyi

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