Sarawak musicians join global indigenous peoples' celebration at Venice Biennale

Kulleh Comrades (from left) Matt Dalin, Kulleh Grasi, Stanny Benedict, Jen Rossem, Gabriel Fairuz Louis and Nelson Sabi. This group will represent Malaysia at the Sami Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2022. Photo: Andy Phe

The Kulleh Comrades, led by Sarawakian artist-poet Kulleh Grasi, is one of the guest participants at the 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia (aka Venice Biennale 2022), a first for Malaysian indigenous musicians.

The group, brought together for the Venice Biennale, will perform at the Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello di Venezia on April 22 as part of the opening night of the aabaakwad ("it clears after the storm") event, a gathering of international artists, curators and thinkers.

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