Hadley, MA
Project Title
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
New England States Touring (NEST) Grant
Grant Amount

Small Island Big Song is a live concert, recording, and film
project featuring over a hundred musicians across 16 island
nations of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, creating a
contemporary and relevant musical statement of a region in
the frontline of cultural/environmental challenges. The
album was composed, recorded and overdubbed in nature,
on the artists' custodial land, and a fair trade music release.
UMass Amherst is working with The Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth on the
project's tour in Spring 2022 with school and
general public concerts late March, plus outreach
co-sponsored by the UMass School of Earth Sciences and
Sustainability and MFA Creative Writing Program