Happy Hanukkah! The Be’chol Lashon team sat down with Brazilian-born Jewish Ladino opera singer, Carla Sutton Berg, to chat about her new Hanukkah song. Carla is an Educational Psychologist, artist, composer, and multicultural singer. Below is a translation of excerpts from our conversation with her, followed by the original Portuguese.
My vision now is not of my own success, but of continuing to build out this community. Sephardic culture is world culture.
I’m not sure who is more surprised, me or my mother, that my career in Ladino continues to flourish two decades on.
Twenty years ago, I told my mother that I wanted to start a Ladino rock band.
Like her most famous song, “Ocho Kandelikas,” Jagoda exuded an infectious joy.
Rabbi Nissim Elnecavé will lead a Sephardic-style service, with musical selections from singer Sarah Aroeste and historical context provided by Prof. Devin E. Naar of the University of Washington.
Music written in the ancient language of Spanish Jews is getting a very contemporary revamp.
You may confuse Ladino for Spanish at first, but it's a language of it's own with Jewish and Spanish origins.
Ladino is one of the most important diasporic languages in Jewish history.