Small Island Big Song
“Impassioned choruses are joined with polyrhythmic beats, meditative passages cool the pace between songs tailor-made for dancing, indigenous instruments support modern sensibilities and vice versa.” – Roots World
Small Island Big Song unites seafaring cultures of the Pacific and Indian Oceans through a contemporary musical statement addressing the climate crisis. Showcasing indigenous artists maintaining their cultural voice, this project blends diverse styles like roots-reggae, RnB, folk, and spoken-word, connecting cultures from Madagascar to Easter Island. Experience a jaw-dropping musical dialogue that transcends boundaries.
Sponsored by Sharon & John Dobson
This event is part of Resonance: A Cultural Art Series Sponsored by the Office of University Diversity & Inclusion.
This programming is supported in part by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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