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ReRenaissance-Basel: Gururiyoza! - With music across the seas

As early as the 16th century, Spanish and Portuguese missionaries brought Western music to the Far East. Can we imagine the scene when Renaissance polyphony was taught in Japanese priestly seminaries and colegios, and Christian spiritual plays were performed in local vernacular languages? Due to the extreme repression and persecution of Christians towards the end of the century, the evidence of these practices was almost extinguished, but enough traces remain to revive and reconstruct them in our time.

This program presents the fascinating musical and cultural exchange between East and West that is largely unknown to us today. Four specialized musicians, intimately familiar with both Iberian and Japanese culture and music, will bring this adventurous program to the stage for the first time!

Ryosuke Sakamoto (vihuela da mano, vihuela d'arco, voice, direction); Doron Schleifer (voice); Ivo Haun (vihuela da mano, voice); Joan Boronat Sanz (organ & harpsichord, voice).

Theme 5.45 pm - Concert 6.15 pm

Unique concert series in the world that focuses on music and Renaissance culture. "A Renaissance of the Renaissance", which will be experienced by professional musicians:inside from Basel.
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Museum details

Barfüsserplatz 7
+41 61 205 86 00
Free entry with the Museums-PASS-Musées
On 26 Nov 2023
Sunday: 17:45-19:15

47.554526, 7.589333

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