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new single PINAGSANGA ft. Putad of Taiwan

Our next single pinagsanga begins with a spoken word piece in Amis language by singer-songwriter Putad's own family - four generations of Amis women, a matriarchal indigenous nation of Taiwan.

Putad's Grandmother: We are the lineage of our people
Putad's Mother: Through our mothers
Putad: Maintaining the connection to our land
Putad's Daughter: Mummy

Powerful, entrancing, unapologetic - all words used to describe Putad’s engaging musical presence. Putad unites ancient vocal traditions of Amis with raw energy of grunge and punk as her band 漂流出口 Outlet Drift expresses. Off stage, she is a regular surfer and played a key role in a winning count case fighting for her coastline. She once said "I decided to move back to my community ten years ago, the ocean & my family sustain me, they are who I am."
Taiwanese American director Shih-Ting Hung was inspired to shoot the music video entirely in the water - extremely difficult and unpredictable to make during the pandemic. We had to work with nature, the flow of the river, the sun and the ocean, we had to respect the law of nature - As Putad sung at the end - O icel no pinagsanga - that respect will guide us the way.

Lead vocals, composer Putad - Amis, Taiwan

Paiwan chant, Jaw harp Sauljaljui - Paiwan, Taiwan
Purerehua Horomona Horo - Aotearoa/New Zealand
Kundu, shakers Richard Mogu - Papua New Guinea
Sanza Emlyn - Mauritius
Udu, Balafon Luc of Vaiteani - Tahiti
Warup, Kundu drum Airileke - Papua New Guinea & Australia
Monika Yumi Yet Bamboo Band - Bougainville
Valiha Tarika Sammy - Madagascar
Music Producer Tim Cole - Australia

We’d like to acknowledge everyone who made this impossible clip possible especially during the pandemic. For those who knew SIBS, we have been making our videos independently, but in the past five months, we felt for the first time that we’re apart of a team bigger than us and fighting for the same vision.

We still remember when we shared the song with Shih-Ting, she said she can picture a woman floating on the water like an oil paint. A few months later, 20 or so of us were shooting from up stream to the ocean. So much gratitude.

Pinagsanga by Small Island Big Song ft. Putad

Director Shih Ting Hung Performed Putad Pihay Special Appearance Sauljaljui, Liyad Putad Pihay Executive Producers BaoBao Chen, Shih Ting Hung, Yu Cheng Tu, Tim Cole

Productions Production Company Image Monster Co,.Ltd Executive Producer Yu Cheng Tu Line producer(pre-production) Penny Chen Line Producer Hung Hsi Chiu Line Producer Wen Yu Hsieh Assisant Producer Guan Ying Cheng, Chih Yao Luo, Pei-Cih Jhang

Underwater Unit Cinematographer Howell Chang Assistant Camera Yi-Ting Liu

Drone Unit Cinematographer Yu Cheng Tu 1st AC Chen Jia Yang 2nd AC Yu Hsiu Chen Best boy Jun Shen Wang, Yu Chen Lin

Art Department Art Director Michael Sabyan Assistant Polly Chen

Costume Department Tapa Cloth Designer Halomai Costume fitting Siku Pihay Costume Care Polly Chen

Safety Department COVID Compliance Officer James Young Shih Lifeguard Pei Chen Chang, Zih hao Li On-set Yoga Teacher Chiou wen Chen

Post Production Editor Shih-Ting Hung Colorist Lynn Chiang Post Production Producer Chen Jia Yang Assistant Editor Yi Fang Su Assistant Editor Yi Liang Liou DI Artist James Wu

Behind the scenes Bon Wu

Supported by
Taiwan Creative Content Agency
Australia Council for the Arts
National Taitung University
Ling Tung University
HiONE World
Niceday production Studio
Chih Yao Luo
Precondition Productions
Akiyama House

Presented by Small Island Big Song


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