BABYLON: GHETTO, RENAISSANCE, AND MODERN OBLIVION

BABYLON: GHETTO, RENAISSANCE, AND MODERN OBLIVION

Il Salmo 137 (Lungo i fiumi di Babilonia) reinterpretato attraverso la musica di due popoli ghettizzati: gli ebrei italiani di Mantova durante il periodo della Controriforma e gli afroamericani durante il Rinascimento di Harlem e oltre.

Voce narrante dell'attore Ezra Knight, con le esecuzioni musicali di opere del compositore ebreo-italo Salamone Rossi (1570 – 1630) e del contemporaneo americano Brandon Waddles (1988 –) del rivoluzionario Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble. Altre selezioni musicali sono registrazioni storiche di luminari come Ma Rainey, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Big Mama Thornton, The Fisk Jubilee Singers e altri, oltre a due esponenti della musica contemporanea dell'Africa occidentale Kevin Nathaniel Hylton e Yacouba Sissoko.

 

Babylon considers the text of Psalm 137 (By the Waters of Babylon) as it has resonated through the music of two ghettoized peoples – Italian Jews of Mantua during the period of the Counter-Reformation, and African Americans during the Harlem Renaissance and beyond.

Narrated by the titanic voice of actor Ezra Knight, the musical performances of works by Italian-Jewish composer Salamone Rossi (1570 – 1630) and contemporary American Brandon Waddles (1988 –) are by the groundbreaking Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble. Other musical selections are historical recordings by such luminaries as Ma Rainey, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Big Mama Thornton, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, and others, as well as two luminaries in contemporary West African music, Kevin Nathaniel Hylton and Yacouba Sissoko.

AUTORE
JESSICA GOULD

PAESE/ COUNTRY: USA
REGIA/ DIRECTION: JESSICA GOULD

CAST:
EZRA KNIGHT
THE KALEIDOSCOPE VOCAL ENSEMBLE
THE BACCHUS CONSORT
VOICES OF MUSIC
JESSICA GOULD
LUCAS HARRIS
YACOUBA SISSOKO

ANNO DI PRODUZIONE/ PRODUCTION YEAR: 2020
DURATA / TIME: 00:29:07
LINGUA/ LANGUAGE: INGLESE / ENGLISH
SOTTOTITOLI/ SUBTITLES: ITALIANO / ITALIAN

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