The routes of Slavery

La Capella Reial de Catalunya · Hespèrion XXI · Tembembe Ensamble Continuo

02.08.19 | 22:00 h

 8.00 pm Espai Ter concert hall Introductory lecture to the programme by Jordi Savall.

"Im a man: nothing that is human is alien to me"(Heautontimorumenos 77)

The Routes of Slavery
The Routes of Slavery

Mamani Keita, singer | Ballaké Sissoko, kora | Mary Koné, Tanti Kouyaté and Fanta Sayon Sissoko, vocal ensemble | Ada Coronel, vihuela, wasá, dance and singer | Maria Juliana Linhares, soprano | Zé Luis Nascimento, percussion | Neema Bickersteth, singer | Babou Cham, reciter | Jordi Savall, treble viol, director


The routes of Slavery, 1444-1888.  Africa, Portugal, Spain, Latin America.

The 39th Torroella de Montgrí Festival opens with The routes of Slavery, a musical journey which recalls more than four centuries of the slave trade. Jordi Savall recounts the story accompanied by 27 musicians and a reciter that hail from three continents – Europe, Africa and America. Together they retell the shameful story of deportation and captivity that was the lot of over 25 million Africans between the 15th and 19th centuries.

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