Ivy Lemos & Ingmar Sterke duo duo from Rotterdam recorded a song with our No Borders For Music guitar, which has been going from musician to musician for over 2.5 years. We are so happy to see that our guitar meets such lovely people.
Ivy's comment to this video:
„I met Ingmar Sterke in Rotterdam because of music and we became very good friends. We have a special project for string instruments and voice. When it comes to guitar we play gladly songs from Baden Powell and Paulo Cesar Pinheiro who also were very good friends. Paulo Cesar Pinheiro started writing lyrics since he was 14 years old and today he is one of the most recorded poets in Brazilian music. In 2016 I had the honor of meeting Paulo Cesar Pinheiro in Rio de Janeiro - Brasil.“
After more than two and a half years traveling, the dear Ivy From Rotterdam has sent us an acutal photo of our No Borders For Music guitar. The theme is never as present as it is today. Let us never lose the humanity. Help people in need! That can never be wrong. We are looking forward to her song, which she will soon record for our project.
The last post has been a while, but we had constantly contact to the guitar and musicians all the time. We are proud to see, that a lot of musicans has fun to take part in our project. Have a look and listen to Anne Bakker, a professional violinist from the Netherlands.
She wrote this: "I recorded this snippet of my song ‘Go to Sleep’ for No Borders For Music at dolmen D18 in Rolde, Drenthe. My friend Thomas Zwijsen handed me this 'traveling guitar', and I will pass it along soon! These prehistoric monuments where built about 5000 years ago and served as human burial sites. The exact way the dolmens were constructed is still considered to be a mystery. "
Listen to this version from Thomas Zwijsen of the Iron Maiden song "Wasted Years". This song is about touring, travelling and missing home. Our guitar met him at musikmesse Frankfurt last friday. Enjoy it!
Last week our guitar had a good time with James Partoir. Listen to his new song "Birth"!
His message to you out there:
"This instrumental is about new life. All over the world life is being created, continuously and it's beautiful to watch it grow.
Thanks to "No Borders For Music" for the invitation to be a part of this project. It was fun to play the travelling guitar and good to know people out there who want to connect humanity through music. It is one of the most peaceful ways I know."
Our travel book is filling up very well. Thanks for the notes. Of course, not everyone dared to introduce themselves. The guitar has been traveling for 15 months and is now being handed over in Marburg.
Our guitar had a great week with Samuel Bos & Band. Enjoy their Song „Closer To The Sun”.
Samuel: „When we heared about the project we were happy to join it and perform an original song in our living rooms which is called „Closer to the sun” It is about a roadtrip into the sunny south on which one gets to meet new people, seeing new places and be open minded to whatever adventure might happen.
We hope this guitar will be played by a lot of musicians and will be a symbol of unification and communication with our common language that knows no borders – the music.”
Our guitar was played on Saturday at a christening and wedding ceremony in the Castle Church in Zuschendorf. It was wonderful. Enclosed is a picture of Melissa Vulpius, who stir with her voice the newlyweds and guests to tears.
Our guitar in the hands of Josef Salvat, one of the international newcomers in the electro pop scene. Check out his new Album "Night Swim"...music with a great sound, and little stories between the lines.
This song was composed by fingerstyle & classical guitarist Thomas Zwijsen from Belgium.
This song talks about how beautiful the world can be, united by the oceans and the nature. In this video Thomas and the other musicians wanted to show some of the most impressive places this music has taken them to. The have been filming in Europe, South America, Africa, Asia and North America.