Sarawakian Music Video Midang Midang Wins Award At The BAMV Fest 2020!

Sarawak-born singer Alena Murang has made the country proud after her music video ‘Midang Midang’ won the Best Styling Award at the Buenos Aires 2020 Music Video Festival.

Alena announced the good news on her Instagram account and said that her outfits and accessories were made by the hands of Sarawakians artistes.

Her caption reads: “I really did not expect this. To win at an international level. A big thank you to the team who poured their love, time, resources, and energy. Together, we can go further!”

‘Midang Midang’, which showcases Alena’s wonderful artistry was also nominated in the Best International Video category alongside other contenders from all over the world, including the multi-award winning pop singer, Madonna!

The music video, in collaboration with Project Room and Kanid Studio, was shot in Bario and Miri, Sarawak, and showcases the Kelabit Highlands. 

The video has since garnered over 32 thousand views on YouTube.

The ‘Midang Midang’ music video project also received support from the Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and the Miri City Council (MBM).

Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah told The Star that he was thrilled with the nominations for Alena and her team because it means a lot to many Sarawakians when stories about the unique local communities are shared on the international music platforms. 

sarawakian music video midang midang wins award at the bamv fest 20!Photo via Eksentrika

Meanwhile, the founder of Gebriel Padan Artistry, Gebriel Padan who was involved in the production of ‘Midang Midang’ said that this victory is very meaningful for the production team as it proves that Sarawakians, too, can provide great competition at the international level.

“This victory means a lot to me, Alena Murang, and also the director, Sarah Lois. Through this project, we can promote our culture and customs, and our traditional song globally,” he told Astro Awani Sarawak

Congratulations to Alena Murang and her amazing team! We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next. 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat