Ladino Culture from Yesterday to Today: A Musical Journey with Sarah Aroeste
Monday, Jun 27, 2022
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Join us as we welcome Sarah Aroeste, international Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) singer/songwriter, author and activist, as she weaves Sephardic history and stories together with song. This interactive, multi-media presentation will demonstrate the rich textures of Mediterranean Sephardic life and will take you on a sensory journey from the 15th century to today.
More About Sarah Aroeste
Sarah Aroeste is an international Ladino singer/songwriter, author and cultural activist, who draws upon her Sephardic family roots from Macedonia and Greece (via Medieval Spain) to bring Judeo-Spanish culture to new generations. Since 2001, Aroeste has toured the globe and recorded seven albums, from a feminist Ladino rock album (Gracia, 2012) to an all-original Ladino children’s album (Ora de Despertar, 2016) and an album dedicated to her family’s hometown in modern day North Macedonia (Monastir, 2021). Aroeste also recently published her newest children’s book, Buen Shabat, Shabbat Shalom (Kar-Ben and PJ Library, 2020), the first bilingual Ladino-English board book. Bringing Ladino words and music to young and old, Aroeste works to introduce Sephardic culture to wider audiences.
This program is presented by the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History in partnership with the Association of Jewish Libraries and support from Dan Wyman Books, Brooklyn, NY.