Trio Sefardi, a Northern Virginia-based ensemble, performs traditional songs of the Sephardim, the descendants of Jews exiled from Spain in 1492. Their repertoire draws on the song traditions of Sephardic communities from the former Yugoslavia, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, and North Africa, with a special emphasis on traditional and original songs they learned from their mentor, Bosnian-born singer/composer and 2002 National Heritage awardee Flory Jagoda.
And now, for the first time, Trio Sefardi will be performing in Portland in partnership with Mayo Street Arts and MJM!
On Saturday, November 11, the Trio will perform “La Nona Kanta,” a multimedia program featuring documentary footage of Flory — who escaped the Nazis in 1941 and spent her life in the U.S. helping to preserve her musical heritage — interspersed with a live performance of her songs, pictures from the Atarac family archives, animation, and translations of Flory’s songs, which were composed in Ladino and Serbo-Croation.
Tickets are available for $15 in advance, $18 at the door, and $22 for preferred seating (pay-what-you-can-available).