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Arts Picks: 12-year photo project Genesis and the musical heritage of Jerusalem

Published on Apr 26, 2014 8:10 AM
A photograph taken by legendary documentary photographer Sebastiao Salgado in Kafue National Park, Zambia in 2010. -- PHOTO: AMAZONAS IMAGES


Famed Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado trained his lens on the pristine beauty of the world for the epic 12-year project Genesis. To document a world and a way of life as it was in the beginning, he made perilous expeditions to 32 remote countries and regions. The countless photographs he took on the trips have been distilled into a show comprising 245 black-and-white images, including North Of Ob River. Inside The Arctic Circle. Yamal Peninsula, Siberia (2011), by his wife and curator, Lelia Deluiz Wanick. The travelling exhibition makes its Asian premiere at the National Museum of Singapore.

Where: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Basement, Exhibition Gallery 2 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Tomorrow - July 27, 10am - 6pm daily Admission: Free


The musical heritage of Jerusalem comes to life in this concert helmed by Spanish conductor and composer Jordi Savall, who is known for his poetic interpretations of rich musical traditions. The concert comprises Arabic prayers, Hebrew psalms, Latin chants of Christian monks and Sufi music that narrate tales of pilgrims, prophets and warriors, and touch on universal themes such as joy and loss.

Savall will be accompanied by his two ensembles, Hesperion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya, as well as traditional musicians from Israel, Palestine, Iraq, Greece, Armenia and Turkey. The concert is part of the Esplanade's A Tapestry Of Sacred Music festival.

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