Danison and Kelly Live For Sarawak (Mother’s Day Special)

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Date/Time: May 10, 2020 at 5 pm (GMT+8).

On this Mother’s Day, Sarawak’s own talented musicians shall be captivating mothers in Sarawak and the world over with their enchanting modern and traditional music. This 1-hour online gig will feature Danison Manium, a well-known sape talent from Lundu and Kelly Siew, a singer and pianist from Bintulu. This concert is to pay tribute to all mothers in Sarawak, especially mothers who are fighting COVID-19 by saving other people’s children.

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Danison Manium is a Sape’ player from Dayak Salako of Lundu, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo.

The sape’ (sampek, sampeh, sapek) is a traditional lute of many of the Orang Ulu or “upriver people”, mainly the Kayan and Kenyah community who live in the longhouses that line the rivers of Central Borneo. Sapes are carved from a single bole of wood, with many modern instruments reaching over a metre in length.

Danison is also the Sape’ Workshop Instructor during Rainforest World Music Festival 2017, 2018 & 2019. He was one of the performers for World Harvest Festival 2017 & 2018, Sape Movement Festival 2018, Festival Bunga Kinabalu 2018, Bazar Seni JKKN Sarawak 2016.

Danison had his EP Production launched on 13 July 2018 titled “Traditional Sape” and his next EP Production “Urau—Borneo Strings” with Noel Anyi & Jimpau Balan will be launched in 2021.

 

Dr Kelly Siew is a gifted singer-songwriter and pianist who sets the stage ablaze during her many performances. Born and Raised in Sarawak, she has started winning singing competitions at the tender age of 7.

Her original composition “Love Lost Love Found” (Chinese) has been featured in Melbourne’s Feature Film “Citizen Jia Li” which was released in 2011. It has been played in Phoenix Comicon Film Festival 2011 [USA], Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2011 [AUST], Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival 2011 [N. Ireland], Asian Australian Film forum 2011 [AUST] and Big Island film Festival 2012 [USA] and is due to be released in L.A in 2013. “Love Lost Love Found” was released on iTunes in 2013. Her other original, “Broken Glass” was released on the same year.

She has been featured in “Bully Bootleg”, a Country Rock album (2011) by Australian band Alfords Bullwinkles and has recorded a few tracks for their upcoming album. She is currently a part of local female trio TIGA SOUL and they have recently released their single “Bad (For Your Heart)”, which is available on all streaming platforms.

 

 

 

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