All stories are borne of a place and of a people.
To tell the stories means to acknowledge the lives of the people and place.
Released in 2021, “Sky Songs”, is inspired by elements of the cosmos - the sky, moon, wind, stars, clouds. Alena works with a team of people, including her family, on this journey of making cultural heritage, and its values of togetherness and caring for the Earth, relevant and prominent in today's urban, contemporary settings.
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receiving songs from elders.
Released in August 2016, the EP, titled “Flight”, is a representation of three Kenyah folksongs and two Kelabit songs. Producer, Josh Maran (of PepperJam Productions), is Alena’s cousin, and is also part Kelabit. Together they share their interpretation of the songs.