Year 2020 | Length 83 minutes
Filmed over three years on 16 Island nations across the Pacific & Indian Oceans, this grassroots musical follows the ocean highways uniting ancient musical lineages. From Madagascar to Rapa Nui/Easter Island, Taiwan to Zenadth Kes/The Torres Strait. A heartfelt plea for environmental awareness and cultural preservation from those on the frontline of the climate crisis.
All physical albums come with a 56-page booklet, a CD with 18 songs and packaged with a specially designed hand made paper made with tapa cloth and sugar cane fiber by GuangXing paper mill, a 3rd generation family run hand made paper factory.
"Utterly Wonderful" - Vancouver Sun CANADA
"Simply brilliant!" ★★★★★ - Songlines UK
"...the day’s most unique and memorable act." - AU review (at SXSW)
"one very big, very happy family doing what they do best while helping get the word out on a most serious issue.” "most heartfelt and evocative sounds imaginable.” - RootsWorld USA.
1- FAIR TRADE - 50% of net profits are distributed to the artists & NGOs.
2 - RESPECT - All artists are treated equally on two tiers, feature or session artist.
3 - HERITAGE - We are acknowledging the ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ in the project as defined in ‘The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People’ by giving selected NGOs (by artists’ choice) a share in net profits.
5 - OWNERSHIP - Artists and composers retain copyright of their original song.
6 - CULTURAL PROTOCOLS - During the recording and production process the contributing artists were regularly contacted for their cultural guidance and input.
7 - NO SINGLE USE PLASTIC - Our CD’s are packaged in handmade paper envelopes and we make sustainable environmental choices as a priority.
Winner - Best Asia/Pacific Album - Songlines Music Awards, UK
Winner - Ten Best Album 2019 (across all genres) - Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (Awards of German Record Critics), Germany
Nominated - Best Concept Album & Best Music Website - Independent Music Awards, USA