https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/629e49e65b15b17593e9594c Boston Public Library: Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
DUE TO THE HEAT EMERGENCY AND ANTICIPATED RAIN, THIS PERFORMANCE WILL BE MOVED INSIDE TO THE RABB LECTURE HALL.
Ancestral Call is a social-awareness project of original music. In this project, Jose Soto composed music for string quartet and jazz ensemble inspired by the ancestral knowledge and life's philosophy of the Costa Rican indigenous community "Bribri." The Bribri's culture and language are in danger of extinction due to the dominant social system's ongoing cultural and ideological colonization. This project seeks to share and create awareness about this community's ancestral teachings, which in addition to surviving colonization, have remained resistant for centuries, being an example of a society in social and environmental balance. The project's inspiration is based on the Bribri language word "Ttök," which means speaking in the ritual language. In the Bribri community, the ritual language is not spoken, it is sung, and it is the way the community communicates with its ancestors and the spiritual world who live in what we call nature. In this concert, this project is adapted for jazz quartet.
This performance is part of Boston Public Library's Concerts in the Courtyard Series sponsored by Bank of America. Registration is not required but seating is first come, first served. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors.
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