Get ready for an emotionally powerful, artistic voyage awash with warm harmonies, intricate textures and spellbinding rhythms. Starting in ancient Spain and winding through Sarajevo, Salonica and Jerusalem, the award-winning Guy Mendilow Ensemble recasts traditional Sephardi songs and legends, sung in the endangered Judeo-Spanish language, Ladino. Epic tales of sailors and love lost to the seas, fantastic dreams and the intrigue of kings and queens come to life in arrangements that crackle with rich musical storytelling. Step into a new world of Ladino song, alive with adventure and humour and grit.
This concert is part of the Cultures of the Sephardic Diaspora: A Weekend of Music and Learning program, presented Oct. 8-11, 2015, by the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at Portland State University.
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Sponsor: Generous provided by Larry Levy and Pamela Lindholm-Levy. Additional support from Portland’s Sephardic Community Center.