Small Island Big Song is a music, film, live project featuring over a hundred musicians across 16 island nations of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, creating a contemporary and relevant musical statement of a region in the frontline of cultural and environmental challenges.
The album was composed, recorded and overdubbed in nature, on the artists' custodial land. A fair trade music release.
Physical Album Order
★★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald, AU
★★★★★ Songlines Magazine, UK
Lauren Laverne's Album of the week on BBC Radio 6
Winner - German Critics Awards - Album of the Year
Winner - Songlines Music Awards - Best Asia/Pacific album
Nominated - Independent Music Awards - Best Concept Album
Nominated - Independent Music Awards - Best Website
A Fair Trade Music Release - 50% of net profit goes back to the artists & NGOs. All physical albums come with a 56-page full coulor booklet, no single used plastic.
“If you hear an Are'Are song you can feel and see how long it has been there. The songs are documents of who we are, the only gift our ancestors gave us."
- Charles Maimarosia, the Solomon Islands.
“The knowledge and values in the songs are in more than the words. They are in the tempo and the melody. They are in the vibration.”
- Alena Murang, Kelabit Borneo
"In our globalised, computerised world, music can bring us awareness of who we are, our history and our values and our connection to nature. I bring what my grandfather poured into me.”
- Yoyo Tuki, Rapa Nui/Easter Island