What to expect
Music from the wide route of the “traveller of Islam”, Ibn Battuta, from North Africa to China and back
Duration: approx. two hours incl. interval
Prices: EUR 33 / 55 / 88
U27 / Ö1 Intro
in the footsteps of the traveller Ibn Battuta
Abu Abdallah Muhammad Ibn Battuta, a Berber from Morocco, went on a pilgrimage to Mecca in the 14th century. Afterwards, instead of returning home, he travelled halfway round the world, curious and seeking adventure. Today it is a matter of conjecture whether his famous travel journal is chiefly an imposture, consisting of fake news. However, of one thing there is no doubt: it is fantastic literature. Jordi Savall and his large ensemble follow in the footsteps of the traveller, creating a sumptuous sound, expansive and amicable, as like Ibn Battuta himself.