Dr. Rina Benmayor tells the story of the Benmayor Collection of Eastern Sephardic Ballads, a new addition to the Stroum Center's Sephardic Digital Library.
With its members hailing from Berlin and Tel Aviv, Baladino is a Mediterranean folk band that offers fresh, yet deeply authentic interpretations of Sephardic and Ladino melodies and brings this tradition back into full, fresh dialogue with its trans-Mediterranean past, using extended technique, subtle electronics and improvisation to dust off the predominant heavy-handed approach to
Two exciting October events offer windows onto contemporary identity.
Hatikva 6 is an Israeli reggae band inspired by Bob Marley, but with Hebrew lyrics relating to Israeli life. Post by UW Hebrew student Gaby Natelson.
Listen to Grad Fellow Denise Grollmus’s podcast on Jewish life in Poland, recently nominated for a prestigious UK award.
Sephardic ballads called romansas hold valuable medieval Spanish history. Rina Benmayor recorded these songs in the 1970s and will speak at UW on April 24th.
Maureen Jackson reveals how she found her way to Turkish-Jewish music and why she's bringing a taste of Istanbul to Seattle.
Isaac Azose and his Ladino songs amazed the crowd at a Sephardic cultural symposium in Minnesota. A special report from Dr. Maureen Jackson, former Cole Fellow at UW and current Harry Starr Fellow at Harvard.