Ladino Songs and the Sephardic Diaspora: A musical and linguistic journey

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Mumford Room (6th floor Rm 649), James Madison Memorial Building, Library of Congress

101 Independence Avenue Southeast

Washington, DC 20540

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Sarah Aroeste, Shai Bachar, and Ellie Falaris Ganelin perform Ladino music and offer educational commentary about this language. Ladino is the language of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain during the Inquisition, and spoken in Mediterranean and Balkan regions before the Holocaust. It is an endangered language because numerous speakers were killed during the Holocaust. Aroeste describes Ladino as a pan-Mediterranean language crossing linguistic and cultural boundaries. A display of rare Ladino books curated by the Hebraic Section in the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress accompanies this performance.

Friday, November 8 - 12:00pm

Location: Mumford Room, James Madison Memorial Building (6th floor Rm 649)

Enjoy a display of rare Ladino books from the rich collections of the Library of Congress curated by the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division.


Brought to you by the General and International Collections and Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorates

In cooperation with

Greek Chamber Music Project

The Judische Kulturbund Project

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Mumford Room (6th floor Rm 649), James Madison Memorial Building, Library of Congress

101 Independence Avenue Southeast

Washington, DC 20540

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