Performance: "Small Island, Big Song":

Date: April 17, 2024
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Venue: Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech
Cost: Adult Tickets (based on seat location): • Category A: $55.00 • Category B: $40.00 • Category C: $20.00

Students with ID and Youth 18 & Under: $10.00

Description: The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech presents the performance "Small Island, Big Song" on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

The musicians in "Small Island, Big Song" would tell you that the ocean does not divide their island homes. It connects them. In this inspiring multimedia concert confronting climate change, artists from Pacific and Indian Ocean nations unite to blend traditions and create music celebrating the ways we are all connected. The result is a breathtakingly beautiful sound made by those who sing for the seas.

Framed in a theatrical narrative amongst panoramic visuals of the artist’s homelands, the audience experiences a musical journey across the breadth and into the soul of the island nations, meeting an ancient seafaring ancestry and addressing the impacts of climate crisis head on.

Drawing on a roster of renowned first nation artists from across the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the concert features musicians performing irresistible oceanic grooves to soulful island ballads. Combining music, spoken word, and AV projections featuring footage collected during a three-year film trip across 16 countries guided by the artists on their homelands, the work is inspiring and unforgettable.

Toured to 15 countries across four continents, over 170,000 audiences have seen Small Island, Big Song live since its premiere at SXSW 2018. It has become a feature of the concerts for encores to spontaneously erupt into a shared celebration, with instruments, voices, and dancing bodies rising from the seats.

Adults tickets range from $20.00-$55.00 and tickets for Virginia Tech student tickets with ID and youth ages 18 & under are $10.00 each.

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The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech is located at 330 Turner Street NW in Blacksburg, VA.

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