What happens when the number one Beatles songs of all time are played note-perfect by Canada’s most sought-after session musicians? What happens when you add five lead vocalists capable of representing the intricate vocals of the Beatles with incredible accuracy and tonal similarity? What happens when you add an orchestra to perform the strings and brass the way you heard on the records? (Not pre-recorded backtracks, the real thing!) What happens when you punctuate the live performance show with brilliant and spell-binding clips on screen?
The answer to all those questions becomes the show ONES – Beatles #1 Hits.
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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.
Over three years, Small Island Big Song evolved from visits to 16 Island Nations, and work with over 100 artists, solo artists, elders, community groups, and grassroots musicians, all recorded in their homelands in nature using traditional instruments and languages, with each contributing to each other’s songs. The result is a surprising and stunning musical collaboration reuniting the distant yet interconnected musical traditions of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. In 2018, the collaboration