070-Song for humanity

Let's say father where we failed.

  • Work
    • 070
  • Name
    • Song for humanity
  • City and date
    • Besalú, August 1995
  • Duration
    • 3'40
  • Instrumentation
    • psalteri and voice
  • Texts
    • Paco Viciana
  • Text language
    • Catalan
  • Cd
    • Glimpses (dismissed) (2001)
  • Premiere
    • Banyoles, Plaza Mayor September 4, 1995 Voice: Katy Evoghly Psalteri: Paco Viciana

At the beginning of July 1995 in Srebrenica happened the worse European massacre after the Second World War, within the conflict of the war of Bosnia, known like The genocide of Srebrenica. Serb troops commanded by General Ratko Mladic consistently tortured, raped and killed systematically more than 8,000 civilians of this population of the former Yugoslavia in a few days, the statements of the witnesses of that barbarism are terrifying. And unfortunately it was not the only place where murders and rapes were perpetrated against the civilian population in that warlike shame, the massacres and rapes took place daily.

For this reason, a series of mobilizations and demonstrations were organized to raise awareness among the population and politicians of the era of the inadmissibility of the tragedy. And in Banyoles we had a large number of refugees from the Bosnian war, so all kinds of events were summoned, and they allowed me to contribute my grain of sand in this regard.


In a concert with Katy Evoghly

Hence this piece is born, in principle for psaltery and voice, and later on I have made all sorts of arrangements.

The moment of the premiere, the evening of September 4 of that fateful 1995, in the main square of Banyoles, the silence was sepulchral.

One of the arrangements I made for this subject was to be incorporated into the record work Glimpses of the year 2001, but later I rejected it. We still use it live a lot with great success.


Cançó per a la humanitat (Original version)
Mil històries han nascut de la humanitat,
i una espurna de rancor ha cremat el tot.
Univers. Diguem pare on hem fallat.
Pau amor i llibertat, és molt demanar?
han fet falta moltes morts, per entendre el joc.
Univers. Diguem pare on hem fallat.
Hi ha una paraula clau que ens agermana:
TOLERÀNCIA. Vine i omple-ho tot.
Mil històries han nascut de la humanitat,
i una espurna de claror, ha salvat el tot.
Univers. Som els fills del teu amor.
Song for humanity (English translation)
A thousand stories have been born of humanity,
and a spark of resentment has burned the whole.
Universe. Tell us father where we have failed.
Peace love and freedom, is too much to ask?
Have taken many deaths, to understand the game.
Universe. Tell us father where we have failed.
There is a key word that twins:
TOLERANCE. Come and fill everything.
A thousand stories have been born of humanity,
and a flash of light, has saved the whole.
Universe. We are the children of your love.
Work included in the shows:
Song for humanity (version for accordion, guitar, bass, voice and piano) (3'36):
  • Voice: Alícia Calzada
  • Guitars: Francesc Ubanell
  • Bass: Manel Vega
  • Drums: Cidon Trindade
  • Percussions: Enric Canada
  • Accordion: Perepau Jimènez
  • Piano: Paco Viciana
from Cd Glimpses-rejected 2001
Score in pdf: