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Jazz Critic Kevin Whitehead
The Flatlanders Reunite on 'Now Again'
Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov has written a Latin American Passion, according to Saint Mark. The Passion tells the story of Christ's betrayal, death, and ressurection; perhaps the best-known Passions are those by Johann Sebastian Bach. Our music critic Tom Manoff says Golijov's achievement is remarkable, a musical drama set in a New World for a new time. It's a mixture of traditions — Spanish, Latin, and Aramaic words are set to a music that draws on Latin American folk music, African drumming, flamenco and Gregorian-like chant melodies.
• Listen to Fred Child's interview with Osvaldo Golijov for Performance Today, April 8, 2002.
'The Rising': Sombre Words To Joyful Music
Rock Critic Ken Tucker Reviews 'The Rising'
Director's Cuts: Jazz on the Jam-Band Circuit
I Am the World Trade Center
Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead