Small Island, Big Song is a multimedia project spanning continents, involving dozens of indigenous people from the region, celebrating the Pacific and Indian Oceans and raising awareness as to the peril Earth’s oceans currently face from pollution, and the effects from the changing climate.
The human world has become increasingly mechanized and specialized. The view of the oceans as places of mystery to be honored, has been lost not completely but nearly so. Oceans are viewed largely as commodities. Thinking of things in terms of dollars and cents makes it easier to shut off one’s caring.
As the oceans die, and this from human activity make no mistake, all life on Earth is threatened. Life forms that need oxygen are dependent on the oceans, for they produce most of the oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere.
Babobao Chen and Tim Cole, Producers, join Baruch for a conversation about the project, the musicians, the music videos and the film. Small Island, Big Song is touring the United States through April, then heading to Italy.
The music we hear during this episode is from the new record Small Island, Big Song – Our Island.
Music by: Small Island, Big Song