Ladino variations on a classic Passover song.
It was not until she was already on her way to adulthood, that singer Sarah Aroeste discovered the connection between her Sephardic roots in Greece and her love of music with the Sephardic musical traditions in Ladino.
There is a myth that Jewish music is “always in a minor key,” and often echoes themes of pieces like “Hava Nagila” and “Kol Nidrei.” So last spring when I met with Judi Lamble, the coordinator and Michael Olsen, the conductor of the Twin Cities Jewish Choral, we knew that a global Jewish music concert was the best way to debunk the myth!
The times in my life when I have most often struggled to retain that feeling of being grounded, I have turned to music.
I want her to know that I, her mother, will always be there for her with love and song.
Talking about an “Anyada Buena” with Ladino singer and activist Sarah Aroeste