“Songs of Love and War” features songs from the
middle ages to the present that address slavery, conquest, and
resistance. The first half of the program includes Spanish and Sephardic
(Iberian-origin Jewish) songs from the wars in Spain between the
Spanish and Moors as well as Sephardic songs from the first half of the
20th century. The second half focuses on the Spanish conquest of the New
World and the capture of Atahualpa, the last Inca, and on the struggles
against Latin American dictatorships during the latter half of the 20th
century. Although many of the texts are somber, much of the music is
lively, in particular the set of pieces from the 18th century Trujillo
de Peru manuscript. Zorzal features a vocal quintet, recorders, guitar,
violoncello, and Latin American, Middle Eastern, and African percussion.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
177 Princeton-Hightstown Rd.
Princeton Junction, NJ
Free admission; a free will offering will be accepted. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-490-0196.