Small Island Big Song

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An independent project uniting cultural voices across the islands of Asia, Pacific and Indian Oceans.

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MUSIC | FILM | LIVE | ONLINE JOURNEY

Small Island Big Song is an independent music and film project uniting first nation artists across the island nations of Asia, Pacific and Indian oceans through song, story and homeland. 3 years in the making, the result of these travels is over 9tbs of cinematic footage and multi-tracked music, from 16 countries, over 100 first nation musicians recorded and filmed in nature, to weave into 18 collaborative songs, an Oceanic Songline.

.Music Album – Woven from 50 recording sessions into 18 segued songs.
.Live Cinema – A freestyle cine performance (DJ/VJ) in a multi-screen event. Flexible to need.
.Cinematic Concert – SIBS will bring audiences to a sonic and visual journey with 4 to 20 artists performing live with cinematic support.
We're at WOMEX 17 looking for agents, labels and festivals.

SIBS visited, recorded and filmed with:
Yoyo Tuki, RAPA NUI (Easter Island)
Terika Sammy, MADAGASCAR
Alena Murang, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA
Charles Maimarosia (Narasirato Pan Pipes band), SOLOMON ISLANDS
Gus Teja, BALI, INDONESIA
Women’s Water Music, Leweton VANUATU (WOMEX 15)
Airileke, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Kompang Hut, SINGAPORE
Piteyo Ukah, TAIWAN
Will Kepa, TORRES STRAIT, AUSTRALIA
Horomona Horo, AOTEAROA (NEW ZEALAND) (WOMEX 13)
Rajery, MADAGASCAR
Kuana Torres Kahele, HAWAII
Arthur Borman, BORNEO, MALAYSIA (WOMEX 14)
O Tahiti E, TAHITI
Kekuhi Kealiikanakaoleohaililani, HAWAII
Ben Hakalitz, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

By seeking out culturally respected and profiled artists and inviting them to contribute a song which represents their heritage, sung in language, using traditional instruments and recorded on their homeland in a location resonant to their cultural voice.

Why? Our motivation is the steady march of environmental and cultural loss across this overlooked region, who share a common heritage and language, the Austronesians. But rather than highlight the loss and point fingers, we will celebrate the wisdom and beauty of the region as it is now, by those who can speak for it.

Online Experience: http://www.smallislandbigsong.com/
Festival Package: https://www.smallislandbigsong.com/touring-village

participating in

  • WOMEX 2018
  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2015
stand number WOMEX 18: B49-B50

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