Wordsmiths, musicians make 9Lives exhibition come alive with music and poetry
By Patricia Hului
True to the nature of the ‘Sarawak: A Mixthology’ art exhibition by 9lives, its opening ceremony was enlivened with music and poetry that celebrated Sarawak’s cultural uniqueness on Malaysia Day.
Held at The Granary Kitchen + Bar, local talents Sasha Ningkan and Jalee paid homage to the theme of Mixthology by performing their own renditions of local classics such as ‘Puteri Santubong’, ‘Injit-injit semut’, ‘Paku Si Paku Gelang’ and ‘Leleng’.
Then, seven poets from Wordsmiths of Kuching (WoK) evoked the audience with rhymes and poetries of what ‘Sarawakian’ meant to them.
Sape player Saufi Aiman Yahya closed the evening with his enticing tunes on the famed Orang Ulu lute.
The event marked the launching of 9lives’s first independent art exhibition.