Ladino music up close
Los Angeles Sephardic Music Festival: Sarah AroesteFowler Museum at UCLA (North Campus of UCLA) Map it Free
International Ladino singer Sarah Aroeste travels the globe fusing both original and 15th-century Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) folk songs with her signature blend of rock, funk, and blues. Along with music collaborator Shai Bachar and a world-class ensemble of musicians, Aroeste comes to UCLA with her new multimedia Gracia project—a mix of experimental, feminist, rock-beat, retro-chic, Mediterranean-infused original Ladino songs—and will perform some of her signature pieces from her most recent album. One of few artists today who writes her own music in Ladino, Aroeste draws upon her roots from Spain and Greece and works to bring Ladino music back to life for a new generation. Bringing a fresh and inspiring modern sound to Sephardic music, Aroeste’s Ladino “rock” style has helped transform and revitalize a tradition.
A presentation of the Los Angeles Sephardic Music Festival. Co-presented with the Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel with sponsorship from the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and the Dream Fund at UCLA.