Beloved early music interpreter Jordi Savall and artists representing Europe, Africa, and the Americas explore the music through which enslaved peoples forged a sense of community, preserved their own humanity, and found a way to endure in the face of unspeakable bondage. Honoring their journeys through the incredible musical legacy they left, Savall and his collaborators illuminate both the cruelest depths and extraordinary resilience of the human spirit.

The Program

“Jordi Savall testifies to a common cultural inheritance of infinite variety. He is a man for our time.”
– Guardian (U.K.)
“Always a sense of discovery.”
– Washington Post

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Jordi Savall: The Routes of Slavery

Wednesday, November 15 Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

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The Routes of Slavery (1444–1888)

Jordi Savall, director

John Douglas Thompson, narrator

Hespèrion XXI

La Capella Reial de Catalunya

The Fairfield Four (U.S.)

Kassé Mady Diabaté, Ballaké Sissoko, Mamani Keita, Nana Kouyaté, Tanti Kouyaté (Mali)

Rajery (Madagascar)

Driss el Maloumi (Morocco)

Maria Juliana Linhares, Zé Luis Nascimento (Brazil)

Adriana Fernández (Argentina)

Iván García (Venezuela)

Ada Coronel, Enrique Barona, Ulises Martínez (Mexico)

Leopoldo Novoa (Colombia)

With English supertitles

Performance Details

  • Program Notes
  • Pre-concert talk with Jordi Savall and Ara Guzelimian at 6:15 pm in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio Pre-concert talk with Jordi Savall and Ara Guzelimian at 6:15 pm in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio
  • This performance will be followed by a White Light Lounge. This performance will be followed by a White Light Lounge.

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Performance length: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including intermission

Venue and Accessibility

Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
10 Columbus Cir
  • Large-print programs Large-print programs
  • Braille programs Braille programs
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices Assistive listening devices

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

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