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Composer: Gutiérrez de Padilla, Juan (1590-1664)

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Year of birth1590
Year of death1664
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Las Rutas de los Esclavos: a spell-binding journey

© Wilfredo Amaya
Sounds of Mali, Brazil, Spain, Mexico and Madagascar blended to perfection with Colombia to create a masterpiece. 
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Latin American song and dance from Ensemble Villancico

A Latin-American take on Baroque music by Ensemble Villancico at the Valletta International Baroque Festival. 
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Rejoicing with Ex Cathedra Consort in Birmingham

Ex Cathedra Consort  ©  Paul Arthur
I was in two minds whether to opt for this concert, as I’d have another one to review the following day, but from the first note it was clearly the right decision.
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El Nuevo Mundo: Orlando Chamber Choir perform works from 16th-century Spain and its South American colonies

A 1730 world map by Stoopendaal from the Keur Bible
When we look back to the disease and mistreatment that arrived with the European colonisation of South America, the role of music in the whole affair is not often the first issue that comes to mind.
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Chants du Nouveau Monde à Vincennes

Ce concert de musiques religieuses d'Amérique latine permet de faire dialoguer deux types de chants dévotionnels, ceux hérités de la tradition baroque espagnole et ceux provenant des confréries d'origine africaine.
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