Modern Hanukkah Song : Ladino ‘Miracle’

Modern Hanukkah Song : Ladino 'Miracle’

Carla Sitton Berg, Jewish&, 12/02/2021

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.

A Ladino Rock Revolution: A look back on my Sephardic Journey (part three)

A Ladino Rock Revolution: A look back on my Sephardic Journey (part three)

Sarah Aroeste, Jewish&, 11/15/2021

My vision now is not of my own success, but of continuing to build out this community. Sephardic culture is world culture.

A Ladino Rock Revolution: A look back on my Sephardic Journey (part two)

A Ladino Rock Revolution: A look back on my Sephardic Journey (part two)

Sarah Aroeste, Jewish&, 11/11/2021

I’m not sure who is more surprised, me or my mother, that my career in Ladino continues to flourish two decades on.

A Ladino Rock Revolution: A look back on my Sephardic Journey (part one)

A Ladino Rock Revolution: A look back on my Sephardic Journey (part one)

Sarah Aroeste, Jewish&, 11/09/2021

Twenty years ago, I told my mother that I wanted to start a Ladino rock band.

Flory Jagoda Dedicated Her Life to Preserving Ladino Music—and Inspired Me to Do the Same

Flory Jagoda Dedicated Her Life to Preserving Ladino Music—and Inspired Me to Do the Same

Sarah Aroeste, Jewish&, 02/03/2021

Like her most famous song, “Ocho Kandelikas,” Jagoda exuded an infectious joy.

Ladino Kabbalat Shabbat

Ladino Kabbalat Shabbat

Webmast, 08/07/2020

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.

Breathing new life into ancient Sephardi songs

Breathing new life into ancient Sephardi songs

Jacob Judah, The JC, 06/25/2020

Music written in the ancient language of Spanish Jews is getting a very contemporary revamp.

Local professor teaches free course on endangered language during quarantine

Local professor teaches free course on endangered language during quarantine

Katie Jones, 12WBNG.com, 05/12/2020

You may confuse Ladino for Spanish at first, but it's a language of it's own with Jewish and Spanish origins.

Why Ladino will rise again

Why Ladino will rise again

Aviya Kushner, The Forward, 01/14/2020

Ladino is one of the most important diasporic languages in Jewish history.