The DiGi’s Challenge for Change finals is set to come next Tuesday, and one of the two teams from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) would be featuring something amazingly distinctive as they try to cultivate local Sarawakian music to the young, hence ensuring the essence of Sarawakia or in more general Malaysia continues to stay alive.

The group known as Sonar Tribal (Pic: taken form their FB page)which consist of undergraduates from UNIMAS have been popular among the locals since they initiated their project during the Sarawak Start Up Week (Also known as Digi’s CHallenge For Change – Sarawak) last year. They have since taken the Sarawak music scene by storm and was even given the honour to open at Social Media Event of the Year nominee, Tweet-Up Kuching 2011 with two dazzling performances.

They further tied up with local video experts to help boost their presence and popularize their brand of traditional music. As an effort to ensure traditional music is here to stay, the passionate members of Sonar Tribal organized a boot camp at Kpg Sebayor with hope to teach and educate the future generation about traditional music and why the music needs to be preserved.

For those of you wondering how they sound, please do check out one of their amazing track entitled ‘Ngantok’ featured below.

With the sounds of the Sape in mind, and the drive of a passionate Sonar Tribal backing our local traditional music, let’s all wish them the best in the finals, and hope they return home with glory for all Sarawakians. Regardless of the results however, an effort by these passionate youths deserves a pat at the back.

Sarawak Bloggers wishes Sonar Tribal good luck!


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