Today I’m playing a beautiful song by Sting which dates from 1987. Fragile appeared on the …Nothing Like The Sun album, and I actually first heard the Portuguese version of the song which was included on Sting’s EP Nada Come El Sol. The song is a tribute to an American civil engineer, Ben Linder, who was killed by Nicaraguan Contras in 1987 while working on a hydroelectric project.

If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about the 365 Songs project or see all of my May songs here.