This dance is largely popular with the Kenyak tribe of Kabupaten, Balungan, Kutai Berau and Pasir in Sarawak.
History observes that the dance was conceived by a Kenyah prince called Nyik Selung.
This is a dance of happiness and gratitude. It is a thanksgiving to the gods for blessing that the dance became accepted among the Kenyah tribe.
The Sape is similar to a Banjo, renders the dance beats which are often accompanied by singing and clapping of hands.