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Jordi Savall

  • Annenberg Center Live 3680 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States (map)

The Routes of Slavery (1444–1888)
Jordi Savall returns with an ambitious new program characteristic of his expansive, inclusive musical imagination. The Routes of Slavery unites more than two dozen musicians from 15 countries on three continents, in a reverent and uplifting celebration of the influence of enslaved Africans on the culture of the Americas and Europe. Vocalists from the United States, Mali, Colombia, and Catalonia blend with instrumentalists from Madagascar, Morocco, Europe, and West Africa, with historic readings intertwined throughout. Sponsored by UNESCO, this massive cross-cultural musical reconciliation serves as an extraordinary tribute to the resilience of the human spirit.

Guest artists: Kassé Mady Diabaté, Ballake Sissoko, Rajery, Driss el Maloumi, Maria Juliana Figueredo Linhares, Adriana Fernández, Iván García
La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Tembembe Ensamble Continuo
Hespèrion XXI

Earlier Event: October 31
Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev
Later Event: November 1
Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev