Tina Bergmann with Apollo's Fire-Diaspora - Jewish Music of Longing and Celebration
International Festival Heidelberg Fruhling, Heidelberg, Germany
Though stolen from their homeland and scattered across the world, both the Jews and the Africans found strength and inspiration in music – their means to preserve their cultural identity and their soul as a people. In this musical tour of the Jewish and African diasporas, Apollo’s Fire explores the remarkable resilience of these enslaved peoples during 250 years, 1600-1850. Music by Jewish baroque composer Salamone Rossi and Jewish-inspired composer Benedetto Marcello is interwoven with the rhythms of life in the ghetto: songs, dances, and prayers from the Ashkenazy, Sephardic, and North African traditions. A company of 15-22 musicians – including Jewish, Palestinian, and African-American artists – raise their voices in longing and celebration.
Tickets and more information at https://apollosfire.org/touring/touring-programs/exile-and-resilience/