Jordi Savall and his orchestral project Hespèrion XXI today conclude the 35th Canary Islands International Music Festival with a performance today, at 8:00 p.m. Alfredo Kraus Auditorium.
Hespèrion XXI was an international reference group in the interpretation of ancient music. Created in Basel (Switzerland) more than four decades ago, it is an essential training to understand the evolution of music from the Middle Ages to the Baroque. In these concerts Savall will present a repertoire called The Routes of Slavery, 1444-1888, project launched last year, which constitutes a musical journey through four centuries, inspired by the songs and dances of the slaves that left Africa for America and the European colonies.
Jordi Savall is one of the most outstanding personalities in the international diffusion of ancient music as a researcher, concertmaster, pedagogue, musicologist, and creator of new projects, which places him among the main architects of the revaluation of historical music, in which It has been turned over for more than forty years. On the stage, about 40 musicians will participate along with Hespèrion XXI, The routes of slavery It is represented with invited artists from Mexico, Mali, Colombia, Madagascar, Venezuela, Morocco, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Spain. The show lasts one hour and 55 minutes, with a 20-minute break.