A UCSB MCC Concert: Small Island Big Song

by MultiCultural Center

Performance All Students Welcome

Tue, Apr 26, 2022

6 PM – 8 PM PDT (GMT-7)

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MCC Theater

Multicultural Center, Isla Vista, CA 93117

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The Center for Taiwan Studies and the Multicultural Center Present Small Island Big Song

Drawing on a roster of respected first nation islander artists, the concert features musicians performing irresistible oceanic grooves to soulful island ballads engaging audiences from huge festival stages to intimate theaters. Combining music, spoken word and live cinema with AV projections featuring footage collected during a 3-year film trip across 16 countries guided by the artists on their homelands.

Small Island Big Song explores the cultural connections between the descendants of the seafarers of the Pacific and Indian Oceans through the Austronesian migration. Working with artists who have made a choice to maintain the cultural voice of their people, to sing in the language, and to play the instruments of their land. These unique lineages mixed with their diverse contemporary styles - roots-reggae, beats, grunge, RnB, folk & spoken-word, establishing a contemporary musical dialogue between cultures as far afield as Madagascar, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Taiwan, Mauritius, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Tahiti and Rapa Nui (Easter Island), creating "One coherent jaw dropping piece" as described by Rob Schwartz - Billboard.

Co-sponsors: The Center for Taiwan Studies, Theater and Dance, and the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music


MCC Theater

Multicultural Center, Isla Vista, CA 93117


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