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Small Island Big Song
About "Fafy Rano (Small Island Mix) - Small Island Big Song Ft' Monja Manitsindava"
12. FAFY RANO (Small Island mix)

For our urban landscapes
We recorded with Monja in Madagascar’s hectic capital Antananarivo, breaking our goal of recording all the songs in nature. Our cities and urban landscapes are nature too. Everything is part of nature’s precious web of life.

English title – Cleansing Water
Composer – Monja
Language – Antandroy Madagascar
Translator – Sammy Samoela
Environmental sounds – Antananarivo cityscape, Madagascar.

Featured Artist –
Monja – Antandroy - Madagascar - Marovany & vocals.

With –
Will Kepa – Kulkalgal - Zenadth Kes/Torres Strait Australia - Warup, Kulap, Tharum
Leweton Village Cultural Group - Mwerlap - Vanuatu – Percussions
Tsaralalana – Merina, Madagascar – Drums

o! o!o!o!oe!oe! a amba!!!!

andao ry angala tso drano alaina avao ty maka tso drano hikarama atoy fa tsy ho mosary amin ity ray amandreny masoandro amam bolana

o!o!o! oe!oe!oe! a amba!!!!!

zay ty niniko te hangala tso drano zay mpanabe te hangala tso drano fiainana atoy tena miha sarotra ty tomobila tsy mitondra anao eke andao ry kahy angala tso drano ity tsodrano tazomy avao Ndaho tsodrano e eza ! eza! mm!mm!mm! ia a! ia a!a!

o! o!o!o!oe!oe! Go there.

We must take the blessing.
Come here, we will take the blessing of our ancestors.
This is very important in our life if we want to do something.
Blessing is very important
to have the blessing of our ancestors.

o! o!o!o!oe!oe! Go there

Water is a gift of life
Like the blessing of children
The seeds are sown when you do things in life that will benefit others.

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.

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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