“Amid the usual parade of famous, anonymous maestros, here, finally, was a man worth celebrating,” the New Yorker once wrote of Jordi Savall. Now the distinguished Catalan composer, viola da gambist, and musical historian gathers a global
array of dancers, singers, and musicians to pay homage to the music of Europe, Africa, and the Americas in a stunning exploration of humanity, spiritual resistance, and community in the face of slavery’s unimaginable cruelty.
Sponsored by UNESCO, this massive cross-cultural musical reconciliation features some two dozen instrumentalists and vocalists from Mali, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela.
PRE-SHOW TALK: Join associate professor of classics Grant Parker and professor of history James Campbell for a discussion at 3:15PM.
Mohamed Diaby, Voice
Ballaké Sissoko, Kora & Voice
Mamani Keita, Nana Kouyaté, Tanti Kouyaté, Chorus & Dance
Mexico / Colombia
TEMBEMBE ENSAMBLE CONTINUO
Ada Coronel, Vihuela, Wasá, Dance & Voice
Leopoldo Novoa, Marimbol, Marimba de chonta, Tiple colombiano & Voice
Enrique Barona, Vihuela, Leona, Jarana, Quijada de caballo, Dance & Voice
Ulises Martínez, Violin, Vihuela, Leona & Voice
Maria Juliana Linhares, SopranoZé
Luis Nascimento, Percussion
Yannis François, Bass-Baritone
LA CAPELLA REIAL DE CATALUNYA
Arianna Savall, Soprano
David Sagastume, Countertenor
Víctor Sordo, Tenor
Petter Udland Johansen, Tenor
Pieter Stas, Bass-Baritone
Pierre Hamon, flutes; Béatrice Delpierre, flute and shawm; Daniel Lassalle, sackbut; Jordi Savall, treble viol; Xavier Puertas, violone; Xavier Díaz-Latorre, guitar; Andrew Lawrence-King, Spanish Baroque harp; David Mayoral, percussion
Victor Ragsdale, Narrator
Jordi Savall, Direction
Generously supported by Mary and Clinton Gilliland
Also supported by the Departament de Cultura of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Institut Ramon Llull, and Unesco
The program will last approximately two hours and 15 minutes, including intermission.