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KEBANA 2018 Festival

21 February 2018



 Hi there~
Finally we got the date for KEBANA 2018, it's exciting news for all Kenyah Badeng people around the world.
Do you know what is KEBANA?
In 2016, I wrote few interesting facts about KEBANA Festival ( I love to called it festival because it's just big as Christmas celebration for Kenyah people). If you haven't read that interesting facts, you can click here. 
And, today I want to share about what is KEBANA? Why do we celebrate it? how do we celebrate it? when do we celebrate it?




Before that,
here is the date and location details.
Please "kumpul cuti" already for this big festival.

Date: 30/May/2018 - 2/June/2018
Location : Kg Data Kakus, Tatau, Bintulu, Sarawak

[1] What is KEBANA?
KEBANA is stand for Kenyah Badeng Nasional. I don't really know what it mean but I think it's organization for Kenyah Badeng. There's  a lot of Kenyah tribes in Sarawak, some of them are Kenyah Uma' Kulit, Kenyah Uma' Bakah, Kenyah lepo tau and Kenyah Badeng one of the Kenyah tribes. Usually Kenyah Badeng can be found in Miri, Bintulu, Belaga and many places as we spread now.This KEBANA is one organization that take responsibility to take care of our culture uniqueness and the unity of every Kenyah people around the world.
Apa itu KEBANA?
KEBANA adalah Kenyah Badeng Nasional. Saya tidak begitu pasti bagaimana asal usul nama ini tetapi yang saya tahu adalah ini adalah satu organisasi bagi kaum Kenyah. Ada begitu banyak bangsa cabang Kenyah di Sarawak, sebahagian daripadanya adalah Kenyah Uma' Kulit,Kenyah Uma' Bakah, Kenyah lepo tau dan Kenyah Badeng adalah salah satu daripadanya. Biasanya, Kenyah Badeng dijumpai di Miri, Bintulu dan banyak lagi tempat kerana mereka ada dimana-mana saja saat ini. KEBANA adalah satu organisasi yang bertanggungjawab mempertahankan adat-adat Kenyah Badeng dan juga mempersatukan semua orang Kenyah didunia ini.
Yu je KEBANA?
KEBANA ji jan ne, Kenyah Badeng Nasional. Nta lote tisen alek yu pe maksud ngadan ji un tepo je ake' tisen jan ne, ji jan ne ca organisasi me Kenyah Badeng ka usun tanak ji. Un kaduk cabang Kenyah ke usun tanak ji antaranya jan ne, Kenyah Uma' kulit, Kenyah Uma' Bakah,Kenyah lepo tau ngan Kenyah Badeng ca antaranya. Ilu Kenyah biasanya du taan ke Miri, Bintulu,Belaga ngan kaduk tempat oban tepat lepa porat.
KEBANA ji jan ne ca organisasi je nengayet ka jagak sik adet le Kenyah Badeng ngan pebeka tawai le Kenyah de un ka usun tanak ji.


[2] Why do we do KEBANA?
 KEBANA is exist because we want to preserve our culture such as the dancing, traditional clothes, our lifestyle and of course, its for unity of every Kenyah Badeng from any part of Sarawak, Sabah or even Semanjung Malaysia.
Kenapa kita mengadakan KEBANA?
Seperti yang saya lihat, kita mengadakan KEBANA kerana ingin mengekalkan adat Kenyah Badeng seperti tarian, cara hidup dan juga mempersatukan semua orang Kenyah yang berada berjauhan antara satu sama lain.
Oban yu ilu ti KEBANA?
Je ake' tisen ilu ti KEBANA ji oban le kelu ke nengayet petobo ngan jagak sik adet le Kenyah Badeng uku baan sik kancet le, sapai , cara sik le mudip ngan pebeka tawai le pesemaik apan oban ilu Kenyah lepa mudip ka merata tempat.

[3] When do we do KEBANA?
It's hold every 2 years.
The last time was in 2016.So, the next will be 2020.
Bilakah KEBANA ini diadakan?
Diadakan 2 tahun sekali.
Sebelumnya telah diadakan pada 2016, seterusnya akan diadakan pada 2020.
Medan du ti KEBANA ji bokai?
Ilu ti KEBANA ji 1 liwai dalam 2 oman.
Je ading re, ilu ti dalem taun 2016, je kenai lo dalem 2020.

[4] How do we celebrate KEBANA?
One of the major activities during KEBANA is football match. It's something that we always waiting for. Beside that, we will have the dancing as we have known for our uniqueness in dancing. Not to forget the Leto Tiga KEBANA, this one is like a beauty queen.This one is awaited by young girls.
Bagaimana KEBANA ini dirayakan?
Salah satu activiti utama semasa KEBANA adalah perlawanan bola sepak. Ini adalah sesuatu yang dinanti-nantikan oleh semua orang.Selain itu, diadakan juga tarian tradisional kerana kita memang terkenal dengan tarian tradisional. Tidak lupa juga, Leto Tiga KEBANA, ini adalah seperti pertandingan Ratu.Banyak wanita-wanita muda menunggu saat ini.
Kumin sik le ngeramey KEBANA ji?
Ca je du alek ti dalau KEBANA ji jan ne, main apek bup. Ji atek-atek du ngena lan ji. Lepa ja, un pe kancet-kancet, yu pe apan le terkenal ngan kancet le. Nta lopau pe, Leto Tiga KEBANA, ji uku baan pertandingan Ratu de ilu naat ka TV jai. Kaduk alek keriitleto ngena acara ji.

I hope this info will help you feel excited for upcoming KEBANA2018.
I hope everyone will make it including me. I can't wait to take many photos and make memories with family members that come from afar.
If there any incorrect info, please let me know. I want to get more info too.
This week, I will cover about KEBANA2018 so make sure you stay tune and if you have any comments, suggestions or whatever it is, please comment below.

Loves,
Aya

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