Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

Delve deeper into the stories that make up the fabric of the Festival.

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Illuminating the universality of music and the commonality of human experience, these two 2022 Grammy-nominated artists play selections from their latest albums and trace the overlooked influence of African and Arabic sounds on European and American music.

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Unfolding obscure histories of Black Shaker communities, the celebrated choreographer draws from extensive research and his signature “post-African/neo-HooDoo modern dance” lens to bring new perspective to the spectrum of American Christian religion.

La bohème

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What if life didn’t end in death, but in a return to love? This reimagined classic rewinds a tragic tale and takes us from devastation to hope, from loneliness and despair to the greatest joy of life.