Field Hall presents Small Island Big Song’s ‘Our Island’

International tour supports Maui Strong Fund

Small Island Big Song brings artists of Taiwan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea and Tahiti to the Field Arts & Events Hall in Port Angeles on Sunday.

Small Island Big Song brings artists of Taiwan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea and Tahiti to the Field Arts & Events Hall in Port Angeles on Sunday.

PORT ANGELES — Small Island Big Song will perform at Field Arts & Events Hall in Port Angeles on Sunday as part of the group’s international tour “Our Island,” which unites leading performers from the Pacific and Indian oceans.

The 3 p.m. Sunday performance at the center at 201 W. Front St. will include a pre-show introduction by producers BaoBao Chen and Tim Cole, as well as a post-show First Fed Community Conversation with the artists.

Tickets for Small Island Big Song at Field Hall are currently available online at as well as through the box office.

Tickets are $15 for students/youth and $20-$60 for adults. $5 from each ticket sale will benefit the Maui Strong Fund, supporting wildfire recovery.

Small Island Big Song brings together some of the most prominent artists of Taiwan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea and Tahiti, organizers said.

These artists have made a conscious choice to preserve the cultural voice of their people, singing in their native languages and playing traditional instruments.

Their unique lineages, combined with diverse contemporary styles such as roots-reggae, beats, folk and spoken-word, establish a contemporary musical dialogue between cultures.

The performance draws on ancestral heritage to address contemporary issues with a hopeful vision for the future.

The performance is framed with live visuals filmed across 16 island nations during a three-year field trip by the project’s co-founders, Taiwanese theater producer BaoBao Chen and Australian music producer/filmmaker Tim Cole.

“Bringing Small Island Big Song to Field Hall is an opportunity to amplify indigenous voices while addressing climate change,” said Steve Raider-Ginsburg, executive and artistic director at Field Hall.

“As we immerse ourselves in this powerful show, we are reminded of our own seaside community’s interconnectedness with the ocean and the need for collective action.”

Following the performance, attendees are invited to a free post-show First Fed Community conversation moderated by Tom Sanford, North Olympic Land Trust executive director.

The conversation will feature performers from the show, along with Melissa Williams, executive director of Feiro Marine Life Center; Kevin Grant, superintendent of NOAA’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary; and a representative from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe.

“Small Island Big Song transcends cultural boundaries and raises the question: What will we tell our children if we fail to protect the planet?” according to a press release.

For more information, contact or call 360-477-4679, ext. 1.

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