Secret Chord Concerts LIVE with Susana Behar
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023
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Tuesday, January 31
5:30 pm Doors | 6:00 pm Concert
In Person at The Weitzman (5th and Market)
Tickets – $18 GA | $13 Members
Explore songs of the Sephardic diaspora from the Ottoman Empire to North Africa and beyond. Be transported to the outdoor starlit cafes of Havana with Cuban boleros. Traverse a myriad genres of Jewish and Latin American music during this exciting concert at the Weitzman Museum.
Join us for a live recording of our “Secret Chord Concerts” series featuring Susana Behar, the Havana-born singer of Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), and Latin American folk music. Behar will be accompanied by guitarist, Michel Gonzalez, and percussionist, Jeremy Stein. The trio will perform songs that speak to Behar’s Sephardic family history and her own incredible life which began in Cuba, before shifting to Venezuela and eventually settling in Miami.
A short of this live performance will be released for all to view as a part of the “Secret Chord Concerts” series at a later date.
About Susana Behar
Inspired by her distinct heritage, vocalist Susana Behar shares her passion for Latin American popular song, coupled with the evocative music of her Sephardic ancestors. Born in Havana to a Cuban/Turkish Sephardic family, she grew up listening to the Ladino music brought with her grandparents when they came to Cuba as well as the mixed multitude of other musical styles which filled the streets, cafes and clubs of Havana. In 1965 Behar emigrated to Venezuela where she explored and performed the music of her newly adopted country and its neighbors, all while continuing to study and perform the music of Sephardic Jews as well as earning a master’s degree in Biology from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. In 1983, she emigrated once again, this time to the United States where she has lived ever since. Behar has since performed Jewish and Latin American music across the United States as well as in Mexico, Canada, Japan and Israel.
About the Series
Secret Chord Concerts is a free on-demand video series featuring 15-25 minute performances from celebrated Jewish musicians representing a broad range of styles, heritages, and histories and recorded live in front of intimate audiences in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
A cross-country partnership between the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History (The Weitzman) on historic Independence Mall in Philadelphia, and the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music (Lowell Milken Center) in Los Angeles, generated this new online offering. Both presenting organizations are committed to inspiring in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience. This season’s episodes were filmed at The Weitzman, against the striking backdrop of Independence Hall, and in UCLA’s beautiful recording studio.
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