Anak Borneo x Kent Lee
About the Artiste / Group
An independent songwriter and music producer who blends contemporary genres like rock and country with traditional music from Sarawak. Formerly the vocalist of Kitai Anak Borneo (KAB), Anak Borneo’s songs are infused with cultural themes, daily life experiences, and local current issues. Get ready to be immersed in a unique and soulful musical journey.
Founded by Evan Lee, a local songwriter, music producer and music arranger. In 2017, he won the Patriotic Songwriting competition (Best Lyrics award & Best Music Arrangement) for “Who are You, Who am I”, a song infused with orang ulu traditional instrument, sape and Malay folk song “lenggang kangkung”.
Anak Borneo published “Who are You, Who am I” on 2017 Malaysia Day and “Song of Durian” on December the same year. In 2020, Yise Loo’s song “Ode to The Tree” featuring Anak Borneo was released and became top music on AiFM. https://www.youtube.com/@KitaiAnakBorneo
Kent Lee is a sound artist and musician. He gravitates towards the experimental side of music — blending acoustics sounds with electronic gadgetry, favouring improvisations over rigid compositions.
Kent has composed, recorded, and performed for dance and musical theatre productions, including the award-winning Seni Tiga’s multidisciplinary performance “Impermanence,” (Malaysia) which won him Best Music & Sound Design at the 16th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards 2019. Having been collaborating with Singapore contemporary dance company “The Human Expression (T.H.E) since 2018, Kent was also the music composer and sound designer for “Infinitely Closer” by Kuik Swee Boon and THE Dance Company. Commissioned by da:ns festival 2022, it was also the first public show at Singtel Waterfront Theatre. In 2023, Kent was invited to take part in ITBA (Islands Time Based Art Festival) to present a new solo piece during the Singapore Art Week. Kent is also one part of Shaman Tearoom, a multi-disciplinary art collective exploring the subject matter of stillness and fluxes in life by integrating tea ceremony, sound/music and contemporary art. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbiTPmmFE8R1Mh24qC_ZszQ https://vimeo.com/743890304