February 18, 2024
THEATRE DOORS 2:30PM
201 W Front Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362
$20 - $60, $15 for Students/Youth
Small Island Big Song “Our Island” Tour
Sunday, February 18, 2024
Small Island Big Song is a multi-platform project uniting the seafaring cultures of the Pacific & Indian Oceans through songs, a contemporary and relevant musical statement from a region at the frontline of the Climate Crisis.
Drawing on a roster of respected first nation artists, the concert features musicians performing irresistible oceanic grooves to soulful island ballads engaging audiences from huge festival stages to intimate theatres. Combining music, spoken word and live cinema featuring footage collected during a 3-year film trip across 16 countries guided by the artists on their homelands.
Motivated by the 5th IPCC report, Taiwanese producer BaoBao Chen and Australian music producer/filmmaker Tim Cole spent three years visiting artists on their homelands, recording with their guidance in nature, sharing songs from island to island.
Moving beyond the concert experience, Small Island Big Song offers a variety of opportunities for students and audiences to investigate the environmental, political, social and cultural contexts on our oceans’ islands.
Framed in a theatrical narrative amongst panoramic visuals of the artist’s homelands, the audience experiences a musical journey across the breadth and into the soul of island nations of Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean, meeting an ancient seafaring ancestry and confronting the impacts of climate change head on, as the performers and youth ambassadors share their island's voice supported through the cinematic sequences. https://www.smallislandbigsong.com/