Sephardic music traditions from around the world are finding fresh interpretations via a new generation of performers. Three of these talented musicians will visit Seattle in Winter 2013 as part of the Stroum Jewish Studies Program’s innovative series, New Voices in World Jewish Music. Through conversations with faculty and live performances, these artists will showcase their roots in places ranging from medieval Spain to Greece, Turkey, Iran and Jerusalem.
Sarah Aroeste in conversation with UW Prof. Devin Naar
Thursday, January 17th at 7:00 p.m.
Ethnic Cultural Theater
3940 Brooklyn Ave NE, University District
Free and open to the public! RSVP below.
Inspired by her family’s Sephardic roots in Greece and Macedonia, Sarah Aroeste has spent the last 10 years bringing her contemporary style of original and traditional Ladino music to audiences around the world. American born and trained in classical opera at Westminster Choir College and Yale University, Aroeste has worked tirelessly to keep Ladino music alive for a new generation. Her style, whether with her original music or with interpreting Ladino folk repertoire, combines traditional Mediterranean Sephardic sounds with contemporary influences such as rock, funk jazz and blues. More on Sarah can be found here.
Prof. Devin E. Naar is the Marsha & Jay Glazer Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Washington. He heads the Sephardic Studies Initiative at UW, which aims to build the world’s first online library of Ladino resources.
To RSVP please visit: http://jewdub.org/newvoices/