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Taiwanese performing arts project embarks on 2024 US tour

  • Date:2024-02-24~2024-04-26
Taiwanese performing arts project embarks on 2024 US tour

“Small Island Big Song (小島大歌),” a unique music, film, and performing arts project, is set to embark on its 2024 US tour in February. The project serves as a powerful medium for connecting the islands of the Pacific and Indian Ocean through artistic collaboration, offering a contemporary and relevant musical statement from a region that shares an ancient seafaring heritage and grapples with the impact of the changing seas.


Founded by Taiwanese theater producer BaoBao Chen (陳玟臻) and Australian music producer/filmmaker Tim Cole, “Small Island Big Song” was born out of a shared concern for the predicted effects of climate change on oceanic nations. Over eight years, the couple visited over a hundred artists, activists, elders, and youths across 16 island nations who continue the cultural lineage of their islands through music. Guided by cultural insights, they recorded songs in nature and shared them from island to island, fostering collaboration among song-keepers using languages and instruments evolved through generations of living with nature on small islands.


With successful tours in 19 countries, including the US, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, and Europe, “Small Island Big Song” has captivated over 200,000 live audiences. The team is set to embark on its latest 2-month US tour starting February 2024, covering 13 states and approximately 20 performing arts venues throughout the nation.


For more information about “Small Island Big Song” and their upcoming US tour, please visit: