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Alena Murang
The Arts
For preserving and popularising Bornean music

Alena Murang

Musician and Artist
Location: Malaysia

One of the first women to teach and perform with the sape, a traditional Bornean musical instrument, Alena sings in the endangered, indigenous languages Kelabit and Kenyah, with the aim of preserving and popularising Sarawakian culture. She also advocates for social, cultural and environmental change through her conservation work. Alena also served as Youth Advisor to Unesco APAC 2018.

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