"Jordi Savall conjures joy out of misery in an ambitiously conceived evening."

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Early Music
Jordi Savall
The Routes of Slavery (1444–1888)
Directed by Jordi Savall

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.

Please note: this program is performed with English supertitles.

This event is part of the 2018/19 Berkeley RADICAL programming initiative, Citizenship. Learn more and watch videos >

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Program Notes

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