According to eBario (2010),
A traditional musical instrument is the sape’, a plucked lute instrument. It is carved from tree trunk in an elongated rectangular shape with a homogenous neck extending from one end of the body. Formerly, its three or four strings were made from finely split rattan, but today they are made of wire strings.
The Kelabit also play the pagang (tube zither), which is made from a length of bamboo tube closed at both ends by its natural bamboo nodes. The strings are finely cut strips from the surface of the bamboo tube itself, which are still attached to the tube at either end.
On special occasion such as Iraus or during visits by VIPs (Very Important Persons), the school children will form a bamboo band where all the musical instruments that are played are made from bamboo.
Performance by Kelabit tribe -Alena Murang – Sape Musical Instrument
Performance of songs and dance by the Kelabit ladies.
Kelabit long dance
farshad parsa. (2013, March 8). Performance by Kelabit Tribe of Borneo – Alena Murang – Sape Musical Instrument [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-5tZCC4KOk
calmaritima. (2013, January 6). Kelabit Highlands – Bario, Borneo, Malaysia. GoPro Full HD  [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FpYJAm0e7w
Jane Ngo. (2008, May 13). Ramudu & Long Seridan maidens – Long Dance [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J40XSYfP4R4
AfriPics. A Kelabit woman plays a traditional stringed bamboo instrument in the Bario Asal longhouse in Bario in Sarawak in Borneo [Image]. Retrieved from http://www.alamy.com/THUMBS/6/%7B0EDBBF9A-0108-4CFA-AAF3-25166B0FE503%7D/BGFA5Y.JPG
The long dance or datun julud.
According to Timothy Tye (2011),
Datun Julud or Hornbill Dance is a traditional dance from Sarawak. The dance is from theKenyah tribe from Kabupaten, Balungan, Kutai Berau and Pasir. The dance was traditionally performed to greet returning warriors, as well as to mark the end of the rice harvest season. It is believed to have been conceived by a Kenyah prince named Nyik Selung to celebrate happiness and gratitude.
The dance is performed by female dancers. The dancers wearhead dress of hornbill feathers. The woman hold feather fans of hornbill feathers, which she moves up and down gracefully, to depict the hornbill in flight. Some times the dance is performed one dancer at a time. When the first dancer finishes her dance, another woman takes her place. Occassionally, up to four women perform the dance together. Nowadays, in performances to tourists, there is no limit to the number of dancers. Some times a male dancer dressed as a warrior is added to depict the returning warrior. The dance is accompanied by the music from the sape.
A single woman Kenyah hornbill dance.
A group Kenyah women hornbill dance
Sagah Ngayau – One Man Warrior Dance
These dances are usually accompanied by one, two or more sape players.
Tye, T. (2004). About Datun Julud. Retrieved from http://www.asiaexplorers.com/malaysia/datun-julud.htm
ibanmusic Vina Anakindai. (2009, April 17). Sape vol 14 Datun Julut – Kenyah Tradisional Dance 2009 [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L96Wi3l5fk
rkalang. (2011, November 14). Kenyah Dance by ROSE PIDANG WAN of Long Semiyang [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ85wPX-6tI
dokasel. (2009, July 17). Leto Kenyah Lemeting Sagak [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcGod4uEvWM
dokasel. (2010, March 23). Anak Kenyah Sagak.wmv [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VqCCxQeP7I
Lan E Tuyang performed by the Sape Masters: (l-r) Mathew Ngau Jau, Asang Lawai, and Tegit Usat at the 2011 Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak Borneo. These are recognized as the top sape players in Borneo and have all played internationally.
Lan-e Tuyang (meaning among friends) was originally a duo from Sarawak (Malaysia) consisting of Matthew Ngau Jau and his late uncle Uchau Bilung, both of whom play the sape, a long lute carved from solid wood. Their music originated in rituals associated with headhunters. The duo performed in many international concerts, and tourism promotions in Europe, Australia and Asia.
In 2009, Uchau Bilung passed away and the group continued under the guidance of Matthew Ngau Jau. A quartet formed by three sape players and one percussionist performed at the 2009 Rainforest World Music Festival.
SapeMasters. (2011, November 3). Sape Masters play Lan E Tuyang [Video file]. Retrieved http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9Vhiof_BeU
MusicWikiCentral. (2011). Lan-e Tuyang. Retrieved from http://musicwikicentral.com/lan-e_tuyang