Borneo Boat Lute Revival

Saturday 13 May, 14.30 - 15.30 

Close up of the colourfully painted neck of a lute

Clore Balcony, Lower Gallery

Found throughout the island of Borneo, boat lutes are a family of plucked string instruments traditionally played by indigenous communities. While in recent times some boat lutes have been adapted and evolved to become contemporary instruments, others have become rare and endangered.

Join members of Borneo Boat Lute Revival, a collective of researchers, cultural practitioners and creatives, as they tell the stories of these instruments and their traditional custodians. Hear about their current work in Borneo and watch a demonstration and performance.

In Malay and English.

Free, no booking required.


This project is supported by the British Council's Connections Through Culture Programme.


Borneo Boat Lute Revival letterhead