10/10/2017

Win two tickets for Leo Africanus in Amsterdam

Blog / By ZAM Reporter
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On Friday the 20th of October, the Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra will premiere their latest piece Leo Africanus in Podium Mozaïek in Amsterdam.

With a musical narrative, the orchestra brings an ode to the special life of a world traveler and great thinker. In 1492, Hassan El Wazzan, alias Leo Africanus, fled from Granada and decided to never derive his identity from a country, a particular culture or religion. During his trip to Europe, he was captured and imprisoned in Rome. He was kept in jail until he was noticed by Pope Leo X who turned him into 'Leo Africanus'. With music, storytelling, cabaret and theater, the show sets the confrontation between the pope and Leo Africanus. Against the background of a politically turbulent time, they look at each other's history and try to understand one another. Win two tickets for this exciting show. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Friday 13 October 2017 and put 'Leo Africanus' in the subject line.