About Ex Cathedra 2024/25: Latin American Baroque - Ritual 1631

Running time  Apr 2 hours inc interval

“a heady mix of gloriously rich polyphony and manic, earthy villancicos. Skidmore has mined a rich vein of hitherto undiscovered music … exhilaratingly uninhibited” BBC Music Magazine

Singers, harp, guitar, bajón, strings, winds and percussion revel in this colourful music sung in Latin, Spanish, Nahuatl and Quechuan – the languages of the Aztecs and Incas – as Ex Cathedra explore this glorious fusion of musical styles from Africa, the Americas and Europe.

The iconic Inca hymn Hanac pachap cussicuinin, the oldest printed polyphony in the Americas, punctuates a grand tour from Mexico to the Amazonian jungle, Brazil and Bolivia - where Juan de Araujo, probably the greatest composer of the age, worked for the last 30 years of his life.

Ex Cathedra is a B:Music Associate Artist.

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