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Into the Melting Pot: Stories and Music of 1492 Spain
27 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Spain 1492: a Jewish woman’s last night in Seville is haunted by stories of Jewish, Christian & Muslim women, plaintive Sephardic songs & lively Spanish medieval music in this collision of music and theatre from The Telling.
At twilight on her final night in Seville, a Jewish woman, played by Suzanne Ahmet, lights the lamps. She is being forced to leave Spain and set sail for an uncertain future. Her story echoes down the ages and also to the personal stories of people affected by politics and war today. She tunes into voices of a community of Jewish, Christian and Muslim women from across the Spanish peninsula.
Down the centuries, women’s stories of integration, love, the rich cultural heritage of the Spanish peninsula and racial intolerance are played out to a soundtrack of plaintive Sephardic songs and lively medieval music performed by The Telling, with full staging and stunning lighting. Be transported back to 15th century Seville!
Suzanne Ahmet actor as Blanca
Clare Norburn voice
Avital Raz voice
Emily Baines recorders
Giles Lewin fiddle, oud
Joy Smith harp, percussion
The Telling’s performance of Into the Melting Pot is supported by a grant from Continuo Foundation, Scops Arts Trust, Sylvia Waddilove Foundation, Sir John Fisher Foundation and Garfield Weston Foundation.
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