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March 8th, 2019

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Dane Johansen hiked the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain while playing Bach’s suites for solo cello in churches along the way. © Kayla Arend

Dane Johansen hiked the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain while playing Bach’s suites for solo cello in churches along the way.
© Kayla Arend

More than 200,000 pilgrims throng the Camino de Santiago each year, walking a network of trails through northern Spain to the shrine of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela. Some are drawn by the challenge of a long-distance hike. Many walk in search of clarity as they process an illness, trauma or crisis of faith.

In 2014, the Alaskan-born cellist Dane Johansen added a musical quest: Hiking the 600-mile path with his instrument strapped to his back, he recorded Bach’s six suites for solo cello in 36 churches along the way. Full story.

Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim (The New York Times) / May 9, 2018

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