One day Burieng Besieng was drying and pounding paddy. After pounding so long she took a rest and went to the river to bathe.
One day five brothers named Ben Aya’, Ben Ujo’, Ben Ura, Ben Ua and Ben Iking decided to go hunting. They had to take up the responsibility as their father had passed.
Long ago, when the Kayan people still resided in Apo Kayan, which was along the Batang Kayan river, a longhouse community had been suffering the loss of their livestock.
Song to the Earth is classical composer Dr Corrina Bonshek’s imagining of the voice of the earth. Inspired by cycles and patterns in nature, it speaks to the ecological challenges faced today. The Parap sung by Adrian and his elders brings a message of loss of ancestral indigenous knowledge.