presented by LAN E TUYANG
KELUNAN means "People" in the Kenyah and Kayan language.
This ambitious joint showcase of Kayan and Kenyah people and culture explores the
universal theme of love through a multidisciplinary performance deeply rooted in tradition.
Experience age-old poetic singing-storytelling, to dances, to live music and sounds from
The cast consists of cross generational Kayan and Kenyah cultural practitioners including
Mathew Ngau Jau (Kenyah), Malaysia's Living National Heritage and Adrian Jo Milang
(Kayan), youngest practitioner of the oral tradition Parap and Takna'.
This show is produced by The Tuyang Initiative, an arts management social enterprise in the
area of Dayak (Borneo indigenous) cultural heritage.
About the Performers
MATHEW NGAU JAU
Mathew is a Sape’ Master with more than 30 years experience. He is a Kenyah Ngorek from
Long Semiyang (Sarawak) who not only performs the Sape’, he also takes pride in crafting
the instrument. He is acknowledged by the community as the keeper of the Ngorek songs,
and an authority on the instrument. He is also a fine artist, who dances and practices the art of
the blowpipe. Due to Mathew’s experience on international stages, he also works in creative
direction and training of younger traditional musicians and Sape’ makers. In 2015, Mathew
was proclaimed a Living National Heritage by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture
LAN E TUYANG
Lan e Tuyang started as a duo by Mathew Ngau Jau (Sape’ Master and Malaysia’s Living
National Heritage) and his late uncle, Uchau Bilung. The duo has performed in many
international concerts all around the world. In 2009, Uchau Bilong passed away and the
group continued under the leadership of Mathew. Lan e Tuyang is now a fluid, traditional
Orang Ulu performance troupe with Sape’ music at its core. In 2009, they debuted a new
format featuring three Sape’ players and one percussionist at the 2009 Rainforest World
Music Festival. In 2017, they performed with a traditional nose-flute performer, Luyoh
Rawing and Mathew’s Sape student, Alena Murang. For Spectrum, expect a new host of
community performers including Adrian Jo Milang (youngest practitioner of the oral tradition
of the Kayan, Parap & Takna’) in a first time format.
THE TUYANG INITIATIVE
The Tuyang Initiative is a social enterprise and arts management company, focused in the
area of Dayak cultural heritage. Spearheaded by highly experienced members from the
community, it aims to provide sustainable economic opportunities to rural Dayak
communities through arts & culture in innovative development and promotion of its
community talents, products and services. With that, It hopes to simultaneously encourage
the preservation and continued practice of its traditions and cultures.
6th September 2019 (Friday), 8.00 PM
8th September 2019 (Sunday), 8.00 PM
1. EXCLUSIVE FOR DCARD MEMBERS
Purchase a ticket to a show for RM50, get a ticket to the other show at 20% less! (i.e., a ticket to KELUNAN gets you 20% off to BUKA LANGKAH : INNER RESONANCE, vice versa).
2. Buy 5 Free 1 (with Normal Price RM 58, applicable for Public)
** Please contact us at Box Office - 0340650001/0002 for Ticket Promotion Reservation
H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara,
Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana,
47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
03-4065 0001, 4065 0002