JACKSON LIAN NGAU

Serutong, Bidayuh drum & Bidayuh bass drum - Ngajat Orang Ulu, Warrior Dance, Welcoming Dance, Ngajat Ngeleput (Ngajat Nyumpit-hunter)


Following in his parent’s footsteps, Lian became involved in cultural music and dance at a very young age.

Developed a profound level of skill in traditional dance (Ngajat) and actively in playing traditional musical instruments. Played the Perutong, a Bidayuh bamboo zither, Bedok, a Bidayuh traditional drum, and also Jatung Utang, an Orang Ulu wood xylophone.

Refers to himself as a modern warrior with a mission to save cultural traditions from dying in this modern world. He believes that by saving and loving our own traditions and respecting other traditions, we can promote peace in the world.

He has performed with Lan E’ Tuyang band, has made multiple world tours in Europe to promote Sarawak and the culture of Borneo through the performance of Kenyah traditional warrior dance & music.