Add these diverse Jewish artists and songs to your playlist
Inspired by her family’s Sephardic roots in Greece and Macedonia, Sarah Aroeste has spent the last 10 years bringing her contemporary style of original and traditional Ladino music to audiences around the world.
Born in Jerusalem with Greek and Iraqi roots, Lior Ben-Hur and his San Francisco-based band, Sol Tevél, represent a new generation in Reggae/ World music.
Rabbi Gershom Sizomu
The spiritual leader of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda, Rabbi Gershom Sizomu is also a Grammy-nominated singer and musician.
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Like her most famous song, “Ocho Kandelikas,” Jagoda exuded an infectious joy.
David Serero draws on his Moroccan Jewish heritage in his adaptations of classic plays.
Anthony Russell’s brilliant new album attempts to answer that question.
New video from Sarah Aroeste celebrates Sephardic & Indian Simchat Torah traditions.
Talking about an “Anyada Buena” with Ladino singer and activist Sarah Aroeste
Music and Judaism go hand in hand. Every Shabbat service, lifecycle event, Jewish holiday or Israeli holiday has a specific song or melody that relates to that special day.
This simple piece of the Haggadah liturgy is one the first Jews learn but few of us know about the history of this text and the music that has now become the classic tradition.
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.
I met the landlady’s husband. His name is Michael. He came to collect the rent, and what I thought would be a more formal conversation turned out to be another awesome encounter with a wonderful human being.
If I’ve learned anything being a black, observant, Jewish Hip-Hop artist, it’s that it takes time and patience for something new to be accepted and to catch on. As Rosh Hoshanah approaches, I’m ready for more new beginnings that I may never have dreamed of or had the courage to pursue.
It’s the end of the summer, and my children are educating me about Jewish pirates.
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."
The times in my life when I have most often struggled to retain that feeling of being grounded, I have turned to music.
Ladino first cast its magic spell on me in childhood. It always struck me as a graceful, rolling language, one of emotion and longing, filled with desire.
I want her to know that I, her mother, will always be there for her with love and song.
Carnival, Mardi Gras, Carnaval. These words convey exhuberance, dancing, masks, and overflowing joy (and often excess).