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About "Senasenai A Mapuljat (Small Island Mix) - Small Island Big Song Ft' Siao-chun Tai "
1. SENASENAI A MAPULJAT (Small Island mix)

For our living oceans
Dedicated to the world’s oceans, 70% of the earth’s surface, one ocean touching every shore, and to the great ocean currents, regulating the planet’s climate and providing a highway for the seafarers.

English title – Singing for each other
Composer – Siao-Chun Tai
Nature sounds – Pebble beach shore brake on Lanyu Island, Taiwan.

Featured Artist –
Siao-Chun Tai – Paiwan - Taiwan - Lead vocals

With –
Horomona Horo – Maori – Aotearoa/New Zealand - Putatara & Purerehua
Sammy Samoela – Merina - Madagascar - Valiha, Lokanga Bara & Sodina
Alena Murang – Kelabit - Malaysia – Sape’
Ben Hakalitz – Selau – Bougainville, Papua New Guinea – Kundus
Airileke – Motu - Papua New Guinea - Kundus & Garamuts
Will Kepa – Kulkalgal - Zenadth Kes/Torres Strait, Australia – Warup, Tharum & Urub.
Kompang Hut – Malay - Singapore – Kompang
Piteyo Ukah – Truku - Taiwan – Pgagu
Djanav Zengror – Paiwan - Taiwan – Lalingedan
Markham Galut – Wampar - Papua New Guinea – Chants
Adrian Jo Milang – Kayan – Sarawak, Malaysia – Kayan long dance song “Badi”(excerpt)
Nyuh Kuning Village – Balinese - Bali Indonesia - Gamelan
Afan grandma – Pangcah – Taiwan – Voice over

Traditional Paiwan song “isaceqalj” by Siao-Chun Tai

ui sa ce qalj lju tja ya in ai
ui sa ce qalj lju tja ya in ai
si ni yu se lja se lja ai

Let’s dance our traditional dance
Let’s dance our traditional dance
Let’s dance the traditional dance together

By Siao-Chun Tai in Paiwan

isaceqalj~ senasenai, mapuljat i a o o a
’isaceqalj~ senasenai, mapuljat i a o o a

maleva ’en imaza sun
’u ladengan a su ljingaw aya
’u kaka ’u tjiakai a su lima. pacuni, a... ’u mata

’isaceqalj~ senasenai, mapuljat i a o o a
’isaceqalj~ senasenai, mapuljat i a o o a

maleva ’en imaza sun
’u ladengan a su ljingaw aya

Sing, relax and let’s sing together.
Sing, relax and let’s sing together.

I’m happy you are with me.
I heard your call.
Let me hold your hand, watch my eyes.

Sing, relax and let’s sing together.
Sing, relax and let’s sing together.

I’m happy you are with me.
I heard your call.

Kayan long dance song “Badi”(excerpt) by Adrian Jo Milang

Nalan nalan e
Nalan nalan e

Do it for real
Do it for real

By Afan grandma in Pangcah

iáyaw no melofudan mihecaán nisiayaw mineng to riyar
mahekelongkelong kami a mihafhaf to fali
na faluhan no niyan ko raay mikelidan no fuis
akatawalen ku liteng ita makero to kita

mala o-han nako a minengneng awasato maalaw
masaba kami a minengneng to 'icel ira
awa sato maalaw
ma kela to ko kaitilaán
tengi hanko honi no tapelik no riyar ato radiw fu--- sa---

Our ancestors stood here at the ocean
Together they faced the challenge of the ocean, facing the wind
Their eyes looking for the stars in the sky
We dance, we remember our ancestors

They sailed far away, further and further
We are impressed by their bravery
Now we know they did find land
The sound of the waves spread across the ocean fu—sa—

Recorded and produced in the field, from the grass roots up. Small Island Big Song is independently owned & managed - A living album, an oceanic songline.

Made possible by
Australia council for the Arts, Winston Churchill Trust, Asialink, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Creative Victoria, Arts NT, National Culture and Arts Foundation Taiwan, RØDE Microphones, Crumpler Bags, Peace Boat, 600 crowdfunding backers from Taiwan, the trust of the artists & communities and the love from family & friends.

Profit made from the album
1 Fair Trade - 50% of net profits are distributed to the artists & NGOs.
2 All artists are treated equally on two tiers, feature or session artist.
3 Acknowledging Intangible Cultural Heritage as defined in The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People by giving selected NGOs (by artists’ choice) a share in net profits.

Music Producer/Sound Engineer/Mixer | Tim Cole
Project Producer/Manager | BaoBao Chen
Packaging Design | Paul Chou
Graphic Design | Jenn Da Costa
Photography | BaoBao Chen & Tim Cole
Cinematography | Tim Cole & BaoBao Chen
Album Mastering | Oli Jacobs & Tim Cole at Real World Studios, UK
Artists Quotes & Interviews | Wayne Furlong
Legal Advisor | Eldar Manor Law Office, Israel
Visual Album Post Production | Tim Cole
Website Design | BaoBao Chen
Papers of the CD package | Hand made using local sugarcane wastes and Tapa cloth fibers in Guangxing Paper Mill, Taiwan.
Translators | Pnnay(Pangcah), Sammy Samoela (Malagasy/Betileo/Merina), Jean Niriko Makozy (Vezo), Gulo Tulo (Selau)

Full thank you list, artist notes, interactive songs’ journeys, photos, videos and stories on our website.

For those who believe we are apart of nature's precious web and not the master of it. This is a gift to you from the Small Island Big Song artists and community.

Here you will hear those who sing for the seas.

From Taiwan to Aotearoa/New Zealand - Madagascar to Rapa Nui/Easter Island.

Islanders who share an ancient seafaring ancestry and language.

Artists contributed to each others songs recorded and filmed on their homelands in nature, with the instruments and in the language of that place from Sarawak... more
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