We are about to set sail today for Suriname (Caribbean Island). It will be the longest sailing for us, about 1900 nautical miles. We estimate it will take about two weeks.
Sending you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Wish us fair winds and following seas.
A Lyric of Cesaria Evora’s Song Translated in English in the Maritime Museum
Mar Azul (Blue Sea)
O… Sea, quietly lie down and let me go
Let me go and visit my homeland
Let me go greet my mother… O sea
Blue Sea, gently rise
Full Moon light my way
So that I go to my homeland
Wee Sao Vicente, so that I go and hug my loved one
O… Sea, years go by and time flies
The sun rises, the moon leaves
I, away in faraway lands… O sea
“By B. Leza (Francisco Xavier da Cruz, 1905-1958): He was born on December 13 on the island of Sao Vicente, and was a musician composer, performer, winter, researcher, educator and poet. He is responsible for the measured pace that we know today in Morna (Cape Verdean Music Genre) and his compositions pervade almost all the Cape Verdean discography.”“The creators of the music of Cabo Verde have an always had a close relationship, even as confidant, with the sea. The sway of the waves gives the compass to the troubadours and the distance teaches the salty taste of the blue sea – abode of nostalgia. It was ever thus our melodies and singing of love are mixed with the beauty of the blue sea waters of the Atlantic. Through melopoeia we got to know emigration, the illusion of abroad as destination Man. And we feel the beauty of return without sorrow in the soul. We are music as well as sea going from the North to the South. The ‘Sea and Music’-room is a bow in homage to the immortal, those who have taught us that the sea is a far path: for the sailor, for the fisherman, for the emigrant and for those who send kisses by hand.
We are here today to add chapters to the biography of the Creole.
… the music continues…” Experts from Maritime Museum in Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cabo Verde