Born to a Kelabit father and an English-Italian mother, Alena Ose’ Murang is an artist, musician and dancer, all rolled into one. The 29 year old’s interest and identity in Kelabit culture and traditions was nurtured by her mother, an anthropologist, and she is now armed with a mission in bringing positive changes to society and the environment, and preserve her Borneon heritage. Growing up in Kuching, Sarawak, she took Ngarang (traditional dance) classes and learnt to pay the sape', a traditional four-stringed lute of the Orang Ulu. With an alluring and mellifluous voice, Alena now performs tunes from the Kenyah and Kelabit tribes with refreshing contemporary approach, and continues to share stories and songs to the people of Malaysia and internationally.
No Black Tie, or NBT as it is affectionately known, is KL's Premier Jazz Club & Gastro-Bar. Unparalleled in it's acoustics, NBT's stage has seen the likes of stellar Malaysian and international jazz, classical, blues, folk or the spoken word acts.