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Babylon: Ghetto, Renaissance, and Modern Oblivion

This original film project by Salon/Sanctuary Concerts considers the historical repetition of Ghetto and Renaissance in two eras – Counter-Reformation Italy and the recent American past. Repertoire includes Rossi's setting of the Psalm text, Italian works he wrote for the decadent Mantua court, and a bracing reconsideration of Psalm 137 in the spiritual tradition by composer Brandon Waddles (b.1988). ---- Performers (In order of appearance) Ezra Knight: Psalm verses & Narration The Bacchus Consort Salamone Rossi, Sinfonia grave a 5 Andrea Molnár, recorder Eniko Kiss, violin Nóra Kallai, descant viol Julia Regos, tenor viol Zsolt Szabó, bass viol Artúr Shallinger-Foidl, harpsichord & director Balázs Laczkó Peto percussion Voices of Music Rossi, Sonata quarta sopra l'aria di Ruggiero Hanneke van Proosdij & David Tayler, directors Elizabeth Blumenstock & Alana Youssefian, baroque violins Elisabeth Reed, viola da gamba Hanneke van Proosdij, harpsichord David Tayler, baroque guitar Members of the Kaleidoscope Ensemble Rossi, Al Naharot Bavel Sherezade Panthaki Cecilia Duarte Noah Horn Jonathan Woody Jessica Gould & Lucas Harris Rossi, Cor Mio Members of the Kaleidoscope Ensemble Rossi, Cor Mio Sherezade Panthaki Michele Kennedy Reginald Mobley Enrico Lagasca Adam Cockerham Yacouba Sissoko Allah la kéh Kora and vocals The Southern Sons Traditional Spritual, Go Down Moses The Fisk Jubilee Singers Swing Low Sweet Chariot Ma Rainey Ma Rainey, Prove It On Me Blues Sister Rosetta Tharpe Rosetta Tharpe, Guitar Improvisation Big Mama Thornton Lieber and Stoller, Hound Dog The Kaleidoscope Ensemble Brandon Waddles, Singin wit’ a sword in my han’ Sherezade Panthaki Michele Kennedy Reginald Mobley Cecilia Duarte Noah Horn Haitham Haidar Dashon Burton Enrico Lagasca Jonathan Woody Arianne Abela, conductor Scripture quotations taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV® Copyright © 1973 1978 1984 2011 by Biblica, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. Image Credits   Photo of gate and cobblestones by Artur Schallinger Foidl, courtesy of the Bacchus Consort   Photo of the city of Mantua through a stone wall by Dalibor Brlek / alamy stock photo   Photo of the Mincio river courtesy of FC_Italy / alamy stock photo   Photo of Mantua at night by Riccardo Cirillo / alamy stock photo   1575 Map of Mantua by Georg Braun, from the Civitates Orbis Terrarum   Photo of the city of Mantua from the lake by Photogilio / alamy stock photo   Photo of Palazzo Te exterior by S. Forster / alamy stock photo   Photo of the ceiling of the Sala dei Giganti, fresco by Giulio Romano by Adam Eastland Art / alamy stock photo   Photos of the interior of Palazzo Te (Giulio Romano) by Ivan Vdovin / alamy stock photo   Photo of Palazzo Te exterior by Peregrine / alamy stock photo   Engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrario's Ancient and Modern Costumes of all the Peoples of the World, Florence, Italy, 1843 / alamy stock photo   Photos of griots, photographers unknown   Photo of kora player close up by Luke Peters / alamy stock photo   Photo of kora alamy stock photo   Close up of kora by Edwin Remsberg / alamy stock photo   Mural by Aaron Douglas   Photographer of the Fisk Jubilee Singers unknown   Photographer of Ma Rainey unknown   Photo of the St. Louis Cotton Club Band by Pictorial Press, Ltd. / alamy stock photo   Photographer of Cab Calloway at the Cotton Club unknown / alamy stock photo   Photo of Cotton Club exterior by Pictorial Press / alamy stock photo   Photo of Sister Rosetta Tharpe by Chris Ware   Photographer of Big Mama Thornton unknown   Mural by Aaron Douglas Photo of Brandon Waddles by Jeremy Howard