Rehearsal, Recording & Pre-show in Central Tilba, Australia
澳洲Central Tilba - 錄音 & 演唱會暖身場
Bringing together some of the best artists from Small Island Big Song project, we are very excited to be coming together again and, this time, with a mission of putting together a killer live show to stand on SXSW stage!
The rehearsal took place in a very special studio, Sanctuary Sound, in Tilba Tilba, NSW in Australia. It is situated near the majestic Gulaga (Mount Dromedary), a site of great spiritual significance to the local Aboriginal Yuin people.
During this time, we also recorded a very special album for Ado Kaliting Pacidal of the Pangcah/Amis people of indigenous Taiwanese. with Horomona Horo (Aotearoa/New Zealand), Yoyo Tuki (Rapa Nui/Easter Island), Ben Hakalitz (Papua New Guinea), Charles Maimarosia (Solomon Islands) and Will Kepa (Zenadh Kes/Torres Strait, Australia).
除了小島大歌的彩排，我們和小島大歌音樂家之一 - 台灣阿美族音樂家阿洛．卡力亭．巴奇辣合作，聚集了復活節島的Yoyo Tuki、巴布亞新幾內亞的Ben Hakalitz、索羅門群島的Charles Maimarosia、澳洲Torres Strai群島的Will Kepa、紐西蘭的Horomona Horo一起，由Tim擔任音樂製作人，錄製一張阿洛創作的全新南島專輯！
The week we spent at the studio was full of laughters and happy tears. When we were not recording, we were jamming and sharing stories with each other. I still remember the night we were in rush to finish a song with everyone jamming before Horomona left. We suddenly had a idea of finding some common words, and found the word eyes, here, there, ears and cry were still the same in these 6 islands. FAMILY! Yoyo grabbed his Ukulele, Ado began a welcome chat, we jammed together a song with these common words across the Austronesian islands. We ran into the studio while we were still singing, Tim pressed 'record', we were in tears watching this moment of them connecting with each other, someone share the same ancestry but divided by borders and distance for thousand years. We felt humble and stremly honoured to gather each of them together, it's way more powerful than we thought when we started the Small Island Big Song project.
The night before our flight to the US, we had a pre-show at the local cinema - Narooma Kinema. They opened the door of this almost a hundred year old cinema and welcomed two hundred local kindred spirits to this sneak preview of our live show.
Five artists represented not just themselves, but as one Austronesian Diaspora, still share common words, cultures and stories, crossing the national borders, distance and imposed languages.
Small Island Big Song Up and Coming 小島大歌近期活動
Pre-Show - Narooma Kinema 澳洲Central Tilba - 演唱會暖身場
10 Mar' at Narooma Kinema, Narooma Australia
SXSW South by South West Music Festival 美國奧斯汀 - 西南偏南音樂節
13 Mar' at Victoria Inovation reception, Austin USA
14 Mar' at Insternational Day Stage - Austin Convention Center, Austin USA
15 Mar' at Aussie BBQ, Austin USA
16 Mar' at Russian House, Austin USA
An indigenous Celebration 峇里島烏布 - 世界原住民集會
11-13 May at ARMA - Indigenous celebration, Ubud Bali Indonesia
23 Jun'Album Launch 音樂專輯發行
Europe tour 歐洲巡迴演唱會
25 Jun' - 26 Jul' - Dates announcing soon!
Taiwan tour 台灣巡迴演唱會
27 Jul' - 6 Aug' - Dates announcing soon!