Linda Lamon's beautiful "Rainbow of Light" song features Katerina Mina!

Posted by David Eicher
on Friday, March 27, 2015

Katerina Mina
Want a good way to celebrate Friday? How about listening to a beautiful new song, “Rainbow of Light,” which was inspired by the Starmus Festival. The song celebrates UNESCO’s International Year of Light 2015.

Written by English songwriter and musician Linda Lamon, the beautiful track features the amazing singing talent of soprano Katerina Mina, who wowed the audience at Starmus.

You can listen to the song here, on SoundCloud.

The press release follows:


A song to help celebrate UNESCO’s International Year of Light is being launched this month to coincide with a Globe At Night worldwide event, which encourages ordinary people to study the night sky and measure light pollution.  

“Rainbow of Light” was composed by UK songwriter Linda Lamon and is performed by the London-based International Greek Cypriot soprano Katerina Mina.

Linda was inspired to write the song after attending the international astronomy festival Starmus in Tenerife last September, which is where she met Katerina, who performed at the closing ceremony with Alexandros Hahalis and Rick Wakeman.

“The lyrics are made up from key words I picked up from the speakers at Starmus, who included Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, Brian May, and astronaut Charlie Duke. I am not a scientist, but the festival really opened my mind about the universe and our planet, so I wanted to try and convey my message to others in a simple way with song,” says Linda.

“When I met up with Katerina in London, she heard the initial simple version I sang and played on guitar. She loved it, so we decided to record it, adding cello, violin, and double bass to keep the mysterious feeling of the Earth’s plight and the dark night intact.”

The classical themed piece, which was recorded in London and Dorset, UK, is now being sent out to organizers of the worldwide events listed on the IYL website. “When I saw what the International Year of Light was all about, I realized I had a song that fits their purpose exactly, so I sent it to the global secretariat in Italy — they loved it and agreed to distribute it ,” Linda explains.

It was played at the official opening event for the Cyprus International Year of Light at the Municipal Theatre in Larnaca on March 16 and has other events scheduled.

“Rainbow of Light” is all about the mysteries of the universe and asks the big question whether we are alone.

The Globe At Night international citizen science campaign is supported by UNESCO’s IYL, who have listed viewing dates for 2015 on their website, along with other worldwide light centered events.  

Further information about the International Year of Light events around the world can be found on their website

The song “Rainbow of Light” will be available as a download from iTunes in March/April 2015.

Meanwhile, it can be heard on SoundCloud.

For further information, please contact:
Linda Lamon
Mobile  44 (0)7791207234
Home: 44 (0)1614490730

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