PROGRAM / BIG BANG LISBON 2017
20 October 2017 - 21 October 2017
Coro Academia de Música de Monte Abraão /
Created by Zonzo Compagnie / With Jan Van Outryve, Soetkin Baptist, Lia Carvalho, Monte Abraão Music Academy Choir / Musical arrangements Jan Van Outryve / Choir conductor Vera Djamila Ribeiro
Perhaps you once met him, the man who travelled the world with his microphone and tape recorder. Perhaps he once placed a microphone under your grandmother’s nose and recorded what she sung; yet another treasure to add to his impressive archive. Alan Lomax is his name and he had a dream: to make a huge “global jukebox”.
To this end he made recordings of songs all over the world when otherwise they might have been forgotten forever. Songs of slaves, workers, the lullabies mothers comforted their babies with, each and every one of them miniature pearls that Alan Lomax carefully stored away in his treasure-house. Alan’s dream became a fact because now everyone can listen to his many thousands of recordings via the internet. Jan Van Outryve and Soetkin Baptist have also delved into this huge collection and promise you an evening of forgotten ballads, tarantellas and lullabies.