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Small Island Big Song LIVE

Our Island tour 2022/23/24

2022 JAN' to APR' USA

2022 MAY Italy

2022 DEC' Taiwan

2023 Mar' Australia

2023 APR' Taiwan

2023 JUN'  Europe & UK 

2024 JAN' to APR' USA

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 Bing Concert Hall/ Stanford Univ', Symphony Space/ Broadway, Randolph W. Bromery Center/ UMASS,

Centennial hall/ Univ. of Arizona, Penn State P.A.C./ Penn State Univ. & Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Taken by Kimmi Cranes in 2022

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PERFORMANCES

 

- Full concert 90 min' with intermission -

- Matinee show 60 min' no intermission -

- Artists' solo performances -

PRE-TOUR ENGAGEMENT

- 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 -

Land acknowledgement

Food sharing

A walk with SIBS in nature

Inviting local guest musicians

Youth voice for local environmental issues