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Jordi SavallThe Routes of Slavery

Jordi Savall Jordi Savall Jordi Savall

November 1, 2018  ·  Zellerbach Theatre  ·  AC Presents
Runtime: 2 hours, 16 minutes

Philadelphia Premiere // Philadelphia Debut // Philadelphians Series

In this Philadelphia premiere, Grammy® Award-winning early music interpreter Jordi Savall performs in Philadelphia for the first time. Joined by artists representing Europe, Africa and the Americas, he explores the music through which enslaved peoples forged a sense of community, preserved their own humanity and found a way to endure. Accompanied by historical texts on slavery, this musical memoir honors their journeys through the musical legacy they left, aiming to illuminate both the cruelest depths and extraordinary resilience of the human spirit.

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Guest artists include:
Mohamed Diaby, René Marie, Ballake Sissoko, Rajery, Driss el Maloumi, Maria Juliana Figueredo Linhares, Adriana Fernández, Yannis François
La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Tembembe Ensamble Continuo
Hespèrion XXI


  • Thursday, November 1 @ 7:30 PM


Insights Events

6:30 PM
Join us prior to the performance for a talk on slavery by Dr. Kathleen Brown, David Boies Professor of History and Director of the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women and the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies.

Artist Information
Program Notes [PDF]

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Media support for this performance provided by WHYY.

Photo credits:
1-2: Clarie Xavier
3: Courtesy Jordi Savall