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BOSTON CAMERATA: Nueva España: Close Encounters in the New World

  • All Saints' Church - Ashmont 209 Ashmont St Boston, MA, 02124 United States (map)

Latin American Baroque music at its best! This program calls attention to “the meeting places of light and beauty that did indeed exist in those terrible, hard centuries”–the Age of Exploration in the New World. Here we show the fruitful intercultural exchanges that transpired between indigenous American cultures, the Spanish, and the Africans, and indeed, this is beautiful music. Lively and driven at times by the sunny strumming of the baroque guitar and the maracas, tambourine, and claves, at other times stately with the grandeur of voices with organ. The Camerata is joined by the Trinity Choristers, Boston City Singers, and the Haitian women’s choir Les Fleurs des Caraïbes.