I heard human voices

and decided to land.

The vibrant folk voices

of the Baltic sea.

Songs of hope and songs of fear.

There was laughter

and laments,

hymns and wishes –

stories out of sweat,

prayer and fear.

There were tunes

dug out of mud

and hymns

weaved of hope

– a gathering

for singers sharing

the unforseen moment.

I was invited to paint

the songs of our ancestors.

Spanish translation Omar Falero, Uruguay

Escuché voces humanas

y decidí aterrizar.

Las voces vibrantes de los pueblos del mar Báltico.

Hubo risas

y lamentos,

himnos y deseos,

historias desprendidas del sudor,

la oración y el miedo.

Había melodías

excavadas en el barro

e himnos

tejidos de esperanza

– Una reunión para los cantantes

que comparten el momento imprevisto.

Me invitaron a pintar las canciones de nuestros antepasados.”

Livssånger

Malin Skinnar video creator, storyteller and visual artist