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Small Island Big Song
About "Sacanoy (Small Island Mix) - Small Island Big Song Ft' Ado Kaliting Pacidal & Tarika Sammy"
11. SACANOY (Small Island mix)
For our next generation
All cultures sing lullabies, and we’re all been comforted by the warmth of their melody. Before we could understand words, we understood the language of song.

English title – Lullaby
Composer –Tarika Sammy
Lyrics – Ado Kaliting Pacidal
Language – Pangcah, Taiwan
Nature sound – Post typhoon ocean surf, Hualien Coast, Taiwan.

Featured Artists –
Tarika Sammy – Merina - Madagascar – Valiha & Percussions
Ado Kaliting Pacidal - Pangcah - Taiwan – Lead Vocals
Ankievo Village Songwomen – Vezo - Madagascar – Vocals

With –
Saroba – Antanosy & Bara - Madagascar - Katiboky
Ben Hakalitz – Selau – Bougainville, PNG – Lik Lik Garamut & Kundus.
Kuana Torres Kahele – Hawaiian - Hawai’i - Ipu
George Telek - Tolia - Papua New Guinea – ooos’
Sammy Samoela – Merina - Madagascar – Valiha
Siao-Chun Tai – Paiwan - Taiwan – vocals
Clara Andrianaivo – Betsileo - Madagascar - Kaiamba rambo
Bosco Rakoto – Sihanaka - Madagascar – Kaiamba rambo

Paiwan Lullaby (except) by Siao-Chun Tai

U wa u wa ti aping
Miya miya qemaung
Zanga zanga ti ina
Miya masu katjava
U wa u wa u wa u

U wa u wa ti aping (traditional sounds for comforting children)
Hey little girl
Don’t cry
Mum is coming home
Wait a while, be patient
U wa u wa ti aping (traditional sounds for comforting children)

Pangcah Lullaby (excerpt) by Ado Kaliting Pacidal

I yoyo o papa

I yoyo o papa

By Ado Kaliting Pacidal in Pangcah

cidal diputen ita
fudal diputen ita

radiwen ko radiwen ita…..
o radiw ko wawa
mafute’a’ to ko wawa
radiwen ko radiwen ita

ho riyal o lalan ita
ho riyal o papahan ita

mafana kiso
ira ko riyal ato minengneng to kora cidal

aw koni wawa
ca’ay ka fute’a kiso haw
tayra I dadaya to
marolay to ko ina iso
ca’ay ka mitengelen kiso haw
ori ori mifute’a to

Sun protects us
Moon guards us

Singing around, and around
Our songs, for children
Sleep, go to sleep
Singing around, and around

Ocean is our path
We rely on ocean, and ocean accompany us

Do you know kid?
Look! We have ocean. We have sun.

Ah you kid
Why not go to bed?
Go to bed when it gets dark
Mum is already tired
Don’t silly!
Hurry up! Go to bed now!

"o pidoedo ako to takaraw no lotok a pakeling, o pingdo ako to sufal a mahaleng.”

"Our songs are a reflection of our environment; our songs are strong like the mountains which surround our village; our songs are humble in respect of the land which feeds us."
- Ado Kaliting Pacidal

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.

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