Thursday, June 04, 2009

World Ocean Day: music of the waters

Climate, commerce, culture, and myth all converge at water’s edge. Even if you’ve never seen an ocean, the world’s waters play a big part in your life.

Monday, 8 June, is World Ocean Day. On that day, the organizers of the event suggest that you wear blue and tell two in honor of the oceans of the world . The tell two part means tell someone two things they don’t know about the world’s waters.

Perhaps you’ll learn about and share music of the oceans. Work songs and love songs, songs of regret and songs of celebration, the oceans and those who work on them and live by them continue to inspire music of all sorts. From Gloucester to the Apalachee Bay, from North Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland to the China Sea to the Straits of Magellan to Galway Bay and back again, and all seashores and waters in between, there’s great music and inspiration for music in and on the water.

Explore a bit of that water based music at the links below, and find out more about World Ocean Day here.

saltwater music: Del Suggs

Jennifer Cutting and the Ocean Orchestra

Souls of the Sea

Cathie Ryan: The Farthest Wave

Dual: Julie Fowlis & Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

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Anonymous MarthaAndMe said...

I didn't know about Ocean Day. Thanks for posting

11:11 AM  
Blogger About the book said...

This is the first I've heard of World Ocean Day as well. I will wear blue for sure! And talk to my kids about the oceans that are being so polluted...

3:25 PM  
Anonymous jessiev said...

thank you, kerry - this came at a perfect time for me. AND, world ocean day! YAY!

12:02 AM  

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