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Possessed! Euphoria, Tarantula and Trance.

A musical journey into the mysteries of possession, with music evoking the ecstasies of Hildegard and Teresa of Avila, Sufi dervishes, Tarantellas and Afro-Brazilian Candomble.

Lucie Skeaping takes the first of two musical journeys through the mysterious world of possession, featuring music associated with the ecstatic trances of Hildegard of Bingen, Teresa of Avila and Joan of Arc, Sufi dervishes, musical exorcisms performed to the wild rhythms of the Tarantella and initiation rites of the Afro-Brazilian Candomble.

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22 minutes

Music Played

  • Hildegard von Bingen

    O Euchari, in leta via

    Performer: Elin Manahan Thomas.
  • Anonymous

    Ya toda me entregue y di

    Singer: Clara Sanabras.
  • Anonymous

    Le Ditié de Jehanne d'Arc

    Ensemble: VocaMe.
  • Guillaume Dufay

    Ecclesiae militantis

    Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble. Director: Paul Hillier.
  • Anonymous

    Saba Zemzeme Mevlevi Ayini

    Performer: Ahmet Kaya.
  • Traditional Hebrew

    Doina

    Ensemble: The Burning Bush.
  • Anonymous

    Tarantella Pugliese

    Performer: Liuwe Tamminga. Performer: Fabio Tricomi.
  • Anonymous

    Tarantella del Gargano

    Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
  • Athanasius Kircher

    Antidotum Tarantulae

    Performer: Marina Bonetti. Performer: Diego Cantalupi.
  • Traditional Yoruba

    Vassi d'Iansan

    Performer: Toninho de Oxossi.
  • Traditional Brazilian

    Santiago de Murcia

    Ensemble: Ensemble eX. Director: Catriona O'Leary.
  • Traditional Brazilian

    Não Tragais Borzeguis Pretos

    Ensemble: Anthonello de Caserta.
  • Henri du Bailly

    Yo soy la locura

    Singer: Raquel Andueza. Ensemble: La Galanía.

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