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About the event

Small Island Big Song is a collaborative multi-platform project uniting indigenous musicians across the Pacific and Indian Oceans through song in the face of climate change and cultural loss. Spanning from Taiwan to Aotearoa/New Zealand, from Madagascar to Rapa Nui/Easter Island. Eight profile musicians across the oceans unite on stage, supported by multimedia projection shot over three years across 16 island nations. In these cultures, before the written word, songs held the power, passing on the cultural knowledge, like how to live on an island with limited resources. And the fact is, we are losing these songs, when we need them the most. 

The Small Island Big Song self-titled album was released in September 2018 internationally (receiving Best Album 2018 from Songlines UK), preceded by an official invitation to launch the concert at SXSW in the United States, followed by headlining festivals in Europe and Asia. 


Title Sponsor

Virginia G Piper logo


Presenting Sponsor

The Dayton Fowler Grafman Endowment for Classical Music logo


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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts | Virginia G. Piper Theater
7380 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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