Award-winning sape player Saufi Aiman Yahya dead at 31

Saufi made the nation proud when he won four gold medals and one silver medal at the 21st Annual World Championships of Performing Arts in California, United States in 2017. Photo: Handout

Award-winning Sarawak-born contemporary sape player Saufi Aiman Yahya, who was known for broadening the scope of the traditional (lute) instrument and building community through music, has died aged 31.

Saufi was found dead in his studio office in Kuching last night.

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