Monday, August 10, 2009
Introducing Canto Mediterraneo. The link to the blog and web site documenting this incredible journey can be found to the left on the sidebar. Each new post to Canto Mediterraneo will show up under the heading. It promises to be a valuable lesson in human cultural exchange and you are invited to participate.
"We want to achieve closer contact with the people and the culture of the places we visit and realize a true cultural exchange."
"Canto Mediterraneo (Mediterranean Chants) is an intercultural project realized by four people from Italy, Brazil and Germany who are sailing from Venice to Turkey in the summer of 2009 to research contemporary music of the countries they visit. Local musicians that create a mix of traditional and modern music are going to be contacted and one song of their choice plus an interview will be published on this website. The objective is to tour the whole Mediterranean Sea in successive years."
"This project introduces the far reaching ambition of executing sustainable tourism journeys. Journeys that respect the nature and culture of the places visited, with the intention of achieving the most authentic knowledge possible of the countries that receive the crew members."
Doryman applauds this adventure and joins the voyage in a spirit of camaraderie.