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 Maine Jewish Museum!
On Thursday, November 9, the Trio will be at Mayo Street singing songs in Judeo-Espanyol (commonly known as Ladino) that have been passed through the generations, as well as newer songs composed by Flory that celebrate the memory of now-lost communities of the Balkans.
Tickets are available for $15 in advance, $18 at the door, and $22 for preferred seating (pay-what-you-can-available).