The Arabic author and explorer Ibn Battuta, who travelled some 120,000 kilometres in 29 years, little question ranks amongst essentially the most outstanding travellers of all time.
After a broadly acclaimed world premiere in November 2014, TCA Abu Dhabi Classics is proud to current live performance once more created by Jordi Savall for Abu Dhabi: Ibn Battuta: The voyager of Islam. The musical journey will comply with the voyages of Ibn Battuta from North Africa and Egypt to Arabia, passing by Yemen and Sudan, crusing the Arabian Gulf, visiting Anatolia and reaching so far as Afghanistan.
With the assistance of the traditional music ensemble Hespèrion XXI and with outstanding Emirati artists, Grammy Award-winner Savall, one of the vital distinctive figures in right this moment’s music world and a significant live performance performer, will undertake the unimaginable job to recreate the music of Ibn Battuta’s spectacular travels. As one of many principal architects of the present revaluation of historic music, Savall, who performs viol and rebab, will, with a number of the main musical artists of the Arab world, information us on a journey by means of time and area, performing the music Ibn Battuta heard throughout his visits to royal courts, palaces, public locations or small villages. An extended forgotten world and its enchanting environment will come again to life by way of the magic of music which shall be complemented by readings from Ibn Battuta’s unique journey journal, permitting music and phrases to combine and recreate his marvellous journey.
Born in Tangiers within the Hijri yr 703 (1304 AD), Ibn Battuta was an explorer, voyager and author, visiting the Center East, the Maghreb and Mashreq areas in addition to components of Africa, Europe and even the Far East. These extraordinary journeys have been documented in his journey document, making him one of many first globetrotters (Jawwala) of historical past and one of many early masters of journey literature (Rihla). The Arab world remembers him because the “traveller of the Arabs” (Mussàfir al-Arab) and the “traveller of time” (Rahala al asr). For Western students, who started learning and translating his work from the 19th century on, he was the “Voyager of Islam” or the “Arabic Marco Polo”.
For the tip of his Abu Dhabi Tour, Savall will current his profitable live performance Ibn Battuta: The voyager of Islam within the Oasis of Al Ain, earlier than taking it to numerous different areas on the earth. On February 11th 2016, he shall be staging it within the prestigious Philharmonie de Paris.
Observe: All timings are precise begin timings. We suggest company to return 30 min earlier than the start of the live performance to search out their seats. Doorways will shut in the beginning time. No entry might be granted after the doorways have been shut.
Nov 25 2015
BIN HAMOODAH FORT, AL AIN