Malaysia Day Special: Sabah and Sarawak storytellers shape a more inclusive Malaysia

Bridging generations: Adrian on stage, performing with his mother (left) Victoria Mujan Nyeigok, grand uncle Anye’ Imut and grand aunt Hulo La’ing. Photo: Kayu Malam Productions

At 22, Sarawakian Adrian Jo Milang stands as the youngest practitioner of the ancient oral traditions parap (spontaneous poetic singing) and takna’ (epic tales about warrior heroes).

It doesn’t matter that the takna’ can sometimes take up to two days of singing.

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