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
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