Small Island Big Song LIVE
Our Island tour 2022/23/24
2022 JAN to APR USA 24 performing arts centers
2022 MAY Italy 2022 Capital of Culture
2022 DEC Taiwan 4 performing arts centers
2023 MAR Australia 2023 WOMADelaide
2023 APR Taiwan 2023 TIFA at National Concert Hall
2023 AUG South Korea 2023 ACC world music festival
2023 NOV Madagascar, Mauritius
2023 NOV UAE Performing Arts Center - NYU Abu Dhabi
2024 FEB to APR USA 18 performing arts centers
Framed in a theatrical narrative amongst panoramic visuals of the artist’s homelands, the audience experiences a musical journey across the breadth and into the soul of island nations of Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean, meeting an ancient seafaring ancestry and confronting the impacts of climate change head on, as the performers and youth ambassadors share their island's voice supported through the cinematic sequences.
Drawing on a roster of respected first nation artists, the concert features musicians performing irresistible oceanic grooves to soulful island ballads engaging audiences from huge festival stages to intimate theatres. Combining music, spoken word and live cinema with AV projections featuring footage collected during a 3-year film trip across 16 countries guided by the artists on their homelands.
Moving beyond the concert experience, Small Island Big Song offers a variety of opportunities for students and audiences to investigate the environmental, political, social and cultural contexts on our oceans’ islands.
Photos from our performances at TIFA 2023 at National Concert Hall Taiwan, 2023 WOMADelaide festival Australia, and our USA tour 2022 inc' Bing Concert Hall/ Stanford Univ', Symphony Space/ Broadway, Randolph W. Bromery Center/ UMASS, Penn State P.A.C./ Penn State Univ. & Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Taken by Gelée Lai, Tony Tsai, Samra Teague, and Kimmi Cranes.
- Full concert 90 min' with intermission -
- Matinee show 60 min' no intermission -
- Artists' solo performances -
- Film screening + Virtual Q&A -
Small Island Big Song - An Oceanic Songline
IN-PERSON OUTREACH PROGRAM
- Panel, Multi-media Lecture & Demonstration -
History from an Indigenous Perspective
Climate Crisis - Our Response As Artists
Indigenous Women Making Traditional Culture Relevant
The Genesis of Small Island Big Song
- Workshop -
Dance workshop / party
Trash to Music workshop
- Community Engagement -
A walk with SIBS in nature
Inviting local guest musicians
Youth voice for local environmental issues