We are all connected to the ocean that provides us with every second breath we take, provides food, enjoyment, jobs, trade routes and more. To celebrate the Ocean and 10 years of Mundus maris the language of music invites us to navigate the seas and visit coastal cities, which welcome us with their melodies.

The journey begins in Belgium, the headquarters of Mundus maris. From there we travel through different European countries, such as Germany and Spain, and reach Senegal and Nigeria on the African continent.

The second part of the trip starts in Asia with a popular Chinese song, and continues through Japan and Australia, and from Hawaii we reach the American continent, passing through the United States, Cuba, Jamaica and Brazil, until reaching our final destination, Argentina.

Musicians:

Kristina Kebet, piano

Sara Fontán Ferreira, cello

FIRST PART (30’)

  1. Rêve d’enfant, Eugène Ysaÿe, Belgium
  2. Nuit d’étoiles, Claude Debussy, France
  3. Cant dels Ocells, popular song of Catalunya, Pau Casals, Spain
  4. Mediterráneo, Joan Manuel Serrat, Spain
  5. O son do Ar, Bieito Romero - Luar na Lubre, Spain
  6. Ode to Joy, Ludwig van Beethoven, Germany
  7. Zetelacka Rapsodija, Fran Lhotka, Czec Republic / Croatia
  8. Spring Waters, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russia
  9. Deep River, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, England
  10. Pata-Pata, Miriam Makeba, South Africa
  11. Bimbina-Bambali, popular Senegal
  12. B’o se baba elomiran, popular Nigeria

SECOND PART (30’)

  1. Mo li hua, popular China
  2. If you are my love, Yuki Kajura, Japan
  3. Waltzing Matilda, Andrew Barton Paterson, Australia
  4. Somewhere over the rainbow, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Hawaii, USA
  5. Summertime, George Gershwin, USA
  6. Banana Boat Song, popular Jamaica
  7. Guantanamera, Compay Segundo, Cuba
  8. The girl from Ipanema, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazil
  9. Le Grand Tango, Astor Piazzolla, Argentina

You can listen into the concert here.

Coordination and organisation: Patricia Morales