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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 - Songlines Music Award UK - Best Asia/Pacific album

Winner - The Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Critics' Awards) - Album of the Year 

Nominated - Independent Music Awards US - Best Concept Album

Nominated - Independent Music Awards US - 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.

2 World Tours in 2018 & 2019

4 Continents - 14 Countries - 23 Cities

170K+ audiences reached 

21 musicians & dancers from

10 island nations toured with us

Highlights inc' 

SXSW, Førde, Rudolstradt, EtnoSur, Legacy

Colours of Ostrava, Taoyuan Fest,  WSD

“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

We would love to keep you in the loop, lots of the exciting stuff coming up!

Film tour continues: Melb' Doc Fest, New Caledonia TV and...wait for it...Japanese Cinemas!

June 27, 2020

'Tales from Quarantine' featuring a letter by Tim on the VirtualWOMEX site

June 27, 2020

3 HR Live streaming for World Environment Day as part of the Gaia World Tour

May 29, 2020

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