What is there to say about the ocean, the sea, the water…these elements so close to me ?
It has given me so much, changed me so much, provided so much. From my long snorkeling dives during my teenage years where this silent world, full of colours and diversity, contrasted so much with the din of the surface.
My experiences as a seaweed collector in the 1980s off the coast of Bréhat. My long walks on the Sillon du Talbert at the time of important decisions and life choices. This sea gave me a taste for travel, the adventure of meeting other people, improvisation, meditation, hospitality…
In this playlist, I have chosen songs related to all these places that I know, but also to all those that I do not know.
To the denizens of the deep, the whales and dolphins that I admire so much. To the algae, crustaceans, but also to fishermen, seaweed gatherers and other coastal alchemists.
From the abyss to the fish market, from the mouth of the river to the middle of the ocean, from the south seas to the Baltic, from the fairies of the Blasket Islands to the Orixas of Salvador…
Thank you Mamae Yemanja for this creativity, this soothing and inspiring force. I hope that, in time, we will understand the vital importance of respecting this common (mother) sea.